Trig Point

Zinfandel The Railyard Alexander Valley – 2012

Region: california - sonoma

Trig Point

“A “trig” has been used for many years to establish boundary lines. Trigonometrical stations were set on the top of hills and used as surveying sites. Just as my father was a land surveyor and used these trigs as a reference, so do I when it comes to well known vineyard sites” Nick Goldschmidt, Winemaker.

Grapes / Soils

Zinfandel Planted 1983 Deep fine sandy loam

The Wine

Winemaker's Notes

“The 2012 vintage was idyllic and produced very good yields in tandem with exceptional quality. It would not be an exaggeration to call it the best vintage ever. Nearly perfect. And we averaged about 12% more fruit than usual. The season was relatively cool throughout and allowed long, even ripening. During the summer, Alexander Valley had an abundance of California coastal weather: fog in the morning followed by very warm sunshine in the afternoon, which sent temperatures into the mid-90s, and then a quick cooling off period after sunset. This diurnal cycle occasionally hit 50 degrees, and continued into September ripening fruit evenly and slowly. The late rains didn’t cause concern as they were followed by dry, windy conditions. The only real challenge was finding tank space.” -Nick Goldschmidt

Wine Summary
  • Made from Zinfandel grapes.
  • Fermented in barrel of which 20% is new.
  • Aged in barrel of which 25% is American oak; 75% French.
  • Aged for 16 months.
  • Bottled Unfined and Unfiltered.
Technical Information
  • Vintage: 2012
  • Varietal: 100% Zinfandel
  • Clone: Gold
  • Rootstock: St George
  • Planted: 1983
  • Vineyard: Railyard
  • Yield: 4.0 tons per acre
  • Aged in barrel-20% new – 25% American oak; 75% French
  • pH: 3.7
  • Total Acidity: 5.8mg/100ml
  • Alc%: 13.5
  • Aging: 16 months
  • Barrel Fermentation: 100%
  • Barrels: 20% new
  • Fining: Un-fined and Unfiltered
  • Cases: 500cs

General Info

Country USA
Region Sonoma County
Appellation(s) Alexander Valley, Sonoma Coast
Proprietors Nick & Yolyn Goldschmidt
Founded 1998
Winemaker Nick Goldschmidt
Annual Production 5,000 9L cases
Farming (Sustainable, organic, biodynamic) Sustainable/organic