This is 75% Zinfandel and 25% Mixed Blacks (a vineyard blend of dark red grapes).  This is a different take on Zinfandel from a cooler climate vineyard.  The wine was still able to get to 14.9% Alc due to a long growing season.  Purple/ruby in color.  The nose has sour cherries.  There is also a black olive note which is very nice and likely from Rhone varietals as part of the mixed black make up.  In addition, there is a classic bramble and black pepper note.  Slight tannins on the wine.  This is a more elegant side of Zinfandel.  Black cherry fruit.  Some depth but a lot of intensity that comes from older vines.It works well with food or on its own.  More likely to develop into a Rhone-like wine with ageing.  It is very nice now but should cellar for ten to fifteen years as it develops.  Some upside potential depending how you like your Zins.  550 cases produced.  This retails for around $35.  

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
91
Vintage: 
2015

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