Our 2012 Napa Zin offers warm, inviting notes of baking spices—clove,
cinnamon, allspice—with black cherry, and hints of vanilla.
A soft entry of berry and black pepper firms up with
appropriate acidity and tannin to deliver an elegant, restrained version of Zinfandel—our hallmark. Seamless and
pure are words in my wine description vocabulary that I don’t use on a regular basis. With this wine I do.
After three challenging vintages, we were rewarded in 2012. Sunshine and a warm dry spring gave way to mild
and ideal growing conditions through the summer. Not only did this result in high quality grapes, but an abundant
supply as well. It was a welcome relief to this veteran winemaker who has experienced more than 30 harvests in
Vineyards: Neal Brothers Vineyard; Fore Family
Bottling Date: March 11, 2014.
Fermentation: 10 days, peak temperature 82º
Oak aging: 16 months in 50% French Oak and 50% American Appalachian, 25% New.
Attractive medium ruby in color.