2017 Eastern Exposures Zinfandel
91 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.
"...a Zinfandel that is not in the least sparing in deep and deliberate varietal fruit...a structured and impeccably balanced wine whose complex and refined best lies some years ahead....bet on it only getting better and better well into its second decade of life." 91 Points Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines