2016 Zinfandel Reserve
These incredibly unique vines may only yield a small amount of grapes, but what they do yield is unlike anything in existence in Napa Valley. This elegant expression of Zinfandel spends almost two years in new French oak and another year in the bottle before it is released. On the nose, blackberries, figs and plums with hints of sweet vanilla. Black sapote (or chocolate pudding fruit) and brambly black fruit dominate the palate. The rich and full bodied mouth feel gives way to an elegant tannin structure and a long, smooth finish. Truly a very special wine.
|Appellation:||Napa Valley: Calistoga, CA|
|Fermentation:||Cold soaked 3 days |
prior to fermentation
|Aging:||20 months in 100% new French Oak|
|Cooperages:||Nadalie, Saury & Demptos|
|Varietals:||100% Zinfandel sourced |
from just the 135 year old block.
|Release Date:||October, 2019|