93 Points - Vinous
91 Points - Wine Enthusiast
A great example of where Cabernet's structure and depth are balanced by Syrah's jammy fruit-forward flavors. This wine offers savory aromas of dark berries, cassis, baking spices and vanilla that intermingle with earthy notes of dried tobacco, cigar box and saddle leather. Notes of dark fruit flavors carry on to the palate, with dark chocolate, vanilla and a hint of black currant.
This blend will pair well with spicy dishes, try with a rosemary & garlic spiced rack of lamb or a spicy grilled steak.
Appellation: Santa Barbara County
Varietal Composition: 60% Syrah, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyard Source: 100% Camp Four Vineyard (Blocks 4 & 17) located in the Santa Ynez Valley
Harvest Dates: 10/9/17 - 10/23/17
Cooperage: A.P. John, Sirugue
Harvest Brix: 24.4 - 25.7
Acid: 0.539 g/100ml
Production: 504 cases
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Inviting aromas of dark red fruit, blood orange and fresh plum on the nose, with undertones of rose petals, cinnamon bun, and gingerbread. Flavors of dark fruit, black olives and blackberries, are followed by hints of moss and savory dried herb.
Aromas of white peach, lemon curd, fresh grapefruit and lime blossoms, with hints of sea spray and toasted almonds. The medium-bodied palate is wonderfully crisp and intense, with bags of citrus fruit and a satiny texture to counter all that vivacity.
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!
90 Points, Gold Medal
Opens with plum, rose hip, blood orange, fresh peach and cherry in the nose, with undertones of laurel and dried orange peel. Flavors of juicy red fruit explode on the palate, and an uplifting freshness carries the mid-palate with a complex and dense tannin structure.