2013 Eastern Exposures Zinfandel
92 points - Wine & Spirits Magazine
This special cuvee is presented to show just how elegant, fragrant and balanced Napa hillside Zinfandels can be. It is a step beyond vineyard designation, and represents style as much as place. Most of the grapes come from the heart of our east facing vineyards; it is the balance and finesse of east facing vineyards that give the wine its name. The selection criteria emphasize aroma, middle-palate and finish – berries with hints of flowers, minerals and spice in the aroma; multi-layered and rich flavor on the broad and supple middle palate; and an intense, clean and lingering impression on the finish. A touch of Viognier is added to enhance the intriguingly exotic and sensual quality of this very special wine.
"This shares the fresh raspberry brightness of the 2013 Mayacamas Range, though, for now, it's tighter, gripped by black mineral-inflected tannins. Clean and juicy, restricted by its youthful structure....It should evolve into a classic." 92 points, Wine & Spirits Magazine