Our 2013 Napa Zinfandel offers enticing notes of wild thyme, dried herb, boysenberry,
vanilla and cinnamon, with subtle anise notes in the background.
Lively and refreshing are the first palate
impressions--often atypical for this variety. Blueberries and cream, butterscotch flavors are kept in check with a
precise and angular structure. Refreshing and long on the finish, we continue on our mission to offer Zinfandels
that are poised and elegant.
After the marvelous 2012 vintage, we were rewarded again in 2013, with a nearly perfect growing season, and a
long ripening period as well. I refer to it a “leisurely” harvest, not forced to pick for fear of rain or extreme heat.
When the winemaker is relaxed, so is the wine! As more and more wines from the 2013 vintage are released, the
unanimous praise continues to grow.
Vineyards: Neal Brothers Vineyard; Fore Family
Bottling Date: March 8, 2015.
Fermentation: 10 days, peak temperature 82º
Maceration: 15 days total before pressing
17 months in 75% French Oak and 25% American Appalachian, 25% new.
Medium ruby in color.