This is 100% Zinfandel from a vineyard first planted in 1893!  The vineyard is above the fog line and planted on volcanic and red clay soils.  15% Alcohol but not noticeable.  Beautiful color; a sort of magenta and ruby, clear and bright.  The nose is great.  Earthy and deep with black raspberries, black cherries, a bit of cinnamon and spice.  On the palate this is sweet black cherry fruit.  Some might call this jammy, but to me that implies a lack of precision which this wine has.  Earth and deep.  It has a complexity that is intriguing even at this young age.  Certainly the most complex of the four single vineyards tasted.  Long finish.  This should be pretty steady for the next decade or so.  It will probably eventually become more Bordeaux-esque and last for a decade after that.  Impressive wine.  Retails for $39.  700 cases produced.  

Grade: 
A
Score: 
93
Vintage: 
2015

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