NEW VINTAGE: Rich and spicy, with dusty oak tannins and lingering fruit, this old vine Zin is grown right here in St. Helena. Quaglia Vineyard is actually two separate vineyards here in St. Helena, about a mile apart. One parcel is on Spring Street on the west side of town; the other is on Pratt Avenue, just north of town. Both have been in the Quaglia family for more than seventy years and both sport beautiful and gnarly old head-pruned vines, some over eighty years old.
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ANCIENT VINE ZINFANDEL - New Vintage!
Nestled in the upper reaches of the Russian River Valley and lying next to the Chalk Hill AVA, these nearly 100-year-old vines produce an earthy, complex Zin. Just begging to be paired with a pepper-crusted rib eye.
Mounts Vineyards has been a source of premium wine grapes for three generations in the Dry Creek Valley. With experience gained from over 50 years of farming the same ground, the Mounts Family uses this knowledge of each block’s unique exposure, soil texture and depth when choosing rootstock, clone and trellis design. This careful consideration allows for excellent vine balance, giving the maximum expression of fruit character, balance and structure to the Mounts Vineyard Zinfandel.
This impressive Dry Creek old-vine Zin, succeeding as few do in being rich and wonderfully well-polished at the same time, is intensely varietal with dark cherry and blackberry flavors and deftly applied oak. Delicious now but balanced to age.
Dark garnet in color, with its familiar scent of cracked black pepper from Napa County's highest vineyard combine with rich oak and concentrated blackberry fruit as equal partners in this long-finishing 2012 single vineyard Zinfandel.
New Vintage: An elegant, well-balanced Zin from the fertile Lodi area known for vibrant and delicious early-drinking Zinfandels. The 2012 Pilgrim exhibits undisguised ripeness, along with a good measure of slightly jammy, pepper-accented blackberry fruit. It is a very rich and fleshy, full-bodied wine that could benefit by up to another two or three years of bottle-age.
This 2012 vintage has a fragrant ripe boysenberry bouquet and a flavor profile of ripe blackberry with a little black cherry and hints of sweet cola. There's just enough oak in the prolonged finish which, unlike many Russian River Zins that can be big and high-alcohol, is silky smooth.
Sourced from old vines in the Sierra foothills, this fruit forward wine with subtle hints of raspberry, spice and earthy complexity combined with alluring sweet oak make for a perfect pairing with slow-roasted pork or braised short ribs.