This is made from a vineyard planted originally in 1880.  96.8% Zinfandel and 3.2% Mixed Blacks 9field blend).  It comes in at 14.5% Alc.  Purple/ruby in color.  The nose is interesting.  Lanolin, and muted on opening.  With air, black raspberry fruit develops along with some dried floral notes.  Finally, black cherries and bramble emerge.  On the palate, there are medium tannins.  It presents a more feminine side to Zinfandel, at least on opening.  Red berries with slight earthiness.  With some air, it gets a bit wilder with some black cherries and more earthiness and spice coming out.  Smooth and easy drinking, this seems like it should add complexity with age.  Probably should drink in the next seven to ten years but then again, it might do better especially if you like older Zins that are more Bordeaux-esque.  Food friendly with some acidity.  Long finish.  Retail is $60.  900 Cases produced.  

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
92
Vintage: 
2015

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