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We are committed to producing the world’s finest estate-grown wines, known for their quality, consistency and longevity. We are also stewards of the land; our vineyards are certified organic and Biodynamic® and we have converted to solar power at the winery. In harmony with nature, our wines are truly expressive of their terroir. We own five vineyards in the Napa Valley region, which spread over 366 acres: Calistoga: 34 acres of Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petite Syrah;...
This food-friendly Zinfandel’s fresh flavors of ripe blackberries, black cherries and a hint of pepper on the long finish is the perfect match for grilled meats with barbecue sauce, sausage pizza and hearty pastas.
The 2013 vintage was nearly perfect, with consistent sunshine and moderate temperatures. After a wet start to winter in 2012, spring was warmer than usual, triggering an early budbreak and flowering and fruit set under sunny skies. With only one heat spike in late June/early July, Napa’s typical warm days and cool nights created wonderfully flavorful grapes. Harvest began about two weeks earlier than usual and never seemed to stop with grapes coming in at a steady pace.
Zinfandel was co-fermented with a touch of Petite Sirah to add complexity and structure. The wine was aged in large oak casks so the flavors are well integrated but not overwhelmed by oak.
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Fresh and earthy, despite a complete embrace of ripeness, this complex red is lovely and memorable in a constructed blur of dried herb, wild strawberry and vanilla. The oak is integrated and supportive, helping to echo a delightful nuance of white pepper.See detailed press review