2014 Eastern Exposures
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.
"Jerry Seps and his daughter, Colleen Williams, select this wine to point up the floral freshness of the fruit from their east-facing vines in the Mayacamas hills. They blend in a little viognier, taking this bright, lively wine into notes of hibiscus, beeswax and the sweet herbal spice of basil. This is zinfandel that leans more toward a voluptuaous pinot noir than a broad-shouldered cabernet, its depth of fruit held tight, racy and clean." 92 Points, Wine & Spirits Magazine