Nose Brambly and dark with compounding waves of dried cherry, cedar, and Chinese five-spice, the wine opens with effusive fruit and, after a few moments, fresh roses.
Palate The energetic nature of the palate perfectly reflects the complexity of the growing season as bright acid contrasts black pepper, which yields to plenty of ripe raspberry and cherry candy. is in turn transitions
to fresh mint and abundant spicy cloves.
Finish It’s spice that drives the finish with tension and grace as the fine-grain tannins slowly give way to dark-roasted coffee bean and a hint of lemon zest.
Vintage Weather A wet winter, followed by a textbook temperate spring galvanized early growth in the vineyard. While the summer weather proved to be more turbulent with short periods of fog interspersed with persistent heat, the Zinfandel vines tend to be quite robust and even thrive during intense conditions. Making multiple passes to harvest selected fruit in the fall helped crystallize the dynamic nature of the vintage in the resulting wine.