Deep ruby in color, with aromas of mixed berries, vanilla, cherry, and toasty oak on the nose. The palate is lush and ripe, with flavors of blueberry, blackberry, plum, and vanilla. There is just a hint of tobacco with nice spice and good acidity to balance out the considerable richness and extraction. This wine pairs really well with grilled meats, or even solo by the glass. Aged to perfection and ready to impress.
Share with friends, and thoroughly enjoy this delightful Zinfandel all year long. If you were lucky enough to get some of the 2012 or 2013 vintages, then you know how delicious this wine is. GREAT stuff, killer price!
Starr Road Vineyard
Starr Road (BLOCK 5) Vineyard was planted in 1920 in the Russian River Valley. For nearly 100 years, it's been delivering juicy, jammy, spicy, and full bodied deliciousness. It's always a treat to get your hands on some Old Vine Zinfandel. One wonders what the original growers were thinking, planting just after alcohol had been banned, but whatever their plan, the result is that we have amazing wine coming from vines that are nearly 100 years old.
Vineyard: Starr Road Vineyard, planted in 1920
Appellation: Russian River Valley, Sonoma County
Aging: 18 months, new and used America and French Oak.
Production: 250 Cases
Big, Bold & Jammy! Picked from old vines in Chiles Valley. Deep Blackberry, plum, smoky blueberry, roasted fig, dried dark flowers, cigar box, spice, black pepper, hints of vanilla, nicely integrated oak. WOW!
Tropical & Fresh...
Aromas with peach and passion fruit, balanced with citrus tones of lime and grapefruit, and hints of green apple. The palate offers citrus and tropical flavors with a nice beam of acidity throughout.
Tropical, rich, with tons of layering and depth... aromas of key lime, papaya, gala apple, cherry blossom and lemon. Flavors of melon, lime, orange, sweet lemon, Asian pear.