2019 Eastern Exposures Zinfandel
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.
"...emphasizes the finesse zin can show when ripened by the morning sun. In 2019, the oak shows first before the wine begins to calm, transforming that wood influence toward spice as the bright red fruit comes up..." 92 points Wine & Spirits Magazine