2015 Eastern Exposures
90 Points - Connoisseurs' Guide
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. 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.
"Taking a step back from the blustery ripeness that marks many Zinfandels, this vigorous youngster keys on vibrant, incisively berry-like fruit, and, while a fairly full-bodied wine, is one that tempers its obvious richness with an inviting sense of brightness." 90 points Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines