Offers aromas of candied orange, fennel, blackberry, currant jam and cacao with a bouquet of black pepper and licorice, molasses and bramble berry. The palate equally rich with raspberry jam, dried black currant and red plum with a spice of roasted bell pepper and fresh cigar tobacco. These grapes are grown in deep rocky soils. The aromatic approach brings you right into the vineyard and creates a sense of place. Drink now or over the next 10 years.
This vineyard is embraced by agrarian methods that allow the vines to grow naturally. These practices ensure that the vineyard and its environment can continue to produce wines for future generations and is the ultimate in sustainability. Situated in beautiful Glen Ellen, California, this area is known for its outstanding growing soils and climate. The vineyard has been re-established along the gentle rolling hills. The entire property is managed bio-sustainably so that future generations can enjoy a pure and simple refuge in this isolated valley..
After a whole berry crush, we cold soaked the fruit for three days, and then put it through twenty-two days of fermentation. 90% Zinfandel and 10% Petite Sirah
Appellation: Sonoma Valley
Vineyard: Cassata Vineyard
Blend: 90% Zinfandel, 10% Petite Sirah
Harvested: September 30, 2015
Bottled: June 18, 2019
Winemaker: Michael Muscardini
Cases Produced: 272
90 Points - Wine Enthusiast
Rich concentrated with black fruit, baked plum, graham cracker and coffee are wrapped in a velvety texture that make your taste buds ask for more. Highly recommended!
97 Points - PLATINUM
Opens with fresh lemon and orange aromas followed by more subtle notes of lemon zest and a hue of marzipan. Balanced acidity carries through. Fresh & Aromatic!
93 Points, Gold Medal
This Zinfandel is quintessential Napa style... bursting with flavor now, yet structured with a long life ahead. In a line-up of top Napa Zinfandel. Always a stand out!
This rich Pinot offers black cherry, dark plum, and sweet tobacco, mingling with undertones of savory spice. A ripe fruit forward core with notes of earthiness and toasty oak and silky soft tannin.
Aromas of tropical fruit, pear, apricot, and lemon meringue. There's fresh apple, too, and a nice toasty nut oak component going here along with the creamy, long finish. Perfect year round.
Double Gold Medal
From the heart of the Napa Valley, well known as a premier climate for growing world class Zinfandel. Warm sunny days lead to well ripened grapes and this Zin's jammy side.
90 Points, Double Gold
Rich ruby in color and offers an enticing nose of red currant, cinnamon and blackberry. The palate is opulent, full-bodied, with cocoa-dusted dark chocolate truffle.
Straw in color, verging on gold with aromas of apple, lemon, butterscotch, and a hint of oak. The palate has green apple, but turns more exotic with pineapple, kiwi, and melon. Rich tropical chardonnay.
Red cherry, sweet spice, cranberry, cola... It's just amazingly easy-drinking. Medium garnet and bursting with aromas of cherry, spice, hints of cranberry and tobacco. Delicious!