This wine is a beautiful representation of true old vine Zinfandel from the heart of Napa Valley. Bold, ripe fruit with concentrated aromas and flavors of blackberry, black cherry, dark plum, mocha and purple flowers
It has nice weight on the palate and gentle tannins with toasty barrel spices that build to a lengthy finish.
A long, warm summer and mild finish to the season. The beginning of the 2019 growing season was defined by copious rainfall and late soil moisture. The season saw very few extreme heat events, with foggy mornings setting the stage for vibrant and expressive wines. The long, relatively mild finish to the season, not without its moments of unpredictability, helped to preserve freshness and finesse in the fruit with abundant hang time teasing out great color, structure and soft tannins. Volume is looking to be about average to a little less than average. All in all, exceptional fruit with bright acidity and ample texture promises an amazing vintage.
The fruit was hand-sorted first in the field then again at the winery. Open-top fermentation and punched down three times per day. Pressed to Burgundian oak – 24% new. Aged 11 months.
The wine was aged in 100% Burgundy oak barrel for eleven months.