The 2017 vintage is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Zinfandel and 5% Petite Sirah. The wine has a soft, supple mouthfeel, with an amazing backbone of freshness and bright acidity. Fresh red fruits like pomegranate, tart cherry and red raspberry are on full display. The wine is joyful, exuberant and aims to please. Enjoy this vintage with a variety of foods, or simply on its own.
Wow, wow, wow…!
The 2016 vintage in the Napa Valley will go down in wine history as LEGENDARY…and here’s a perfect example why.
As a whole 2016 is a beautiful vintage. The wines show power and balance, and this zinfandel is certainly no exception. It has an attractive and rich nose of fully ripe raspberries, blackberries, a little bit of plum and fig which evolves into complex flavors of spices like sage, vanilla, black pepper, and nutmeg.
In the mouth the wine shows great weight with mild tannins. Even though it is fully ripe and loaded it does not make the wine heavy. The real beauty of our Moon Mountain location is that our elevation and cooler climate protects the acidity and makes the structure of the wine balanced with its richness. You will like it! The wine has great length on your palate. The French oak is fully integrated and fully contributes to the expression of the flavors and make it the wine feel full and round with a very long finish.
Do not let the pale yellow color of this wine fool you. The bouquet moves from ruby red graperfruit to pineapple guava with an array of secondary aromas such as Asian pear, chamomile flower and kaffir lime leaf complete this layered bouquet. The mouthfeel is equally as complex but is fresh, restrained and elegant. We are absolutely thrilled with this vintage!