Heritage Vines Zinfandel, our pioneering concept, took old vine budwood and grafted it onto new rootstock in a young Zinfandel vineyard. The result is a wine that has the best of both old and new worlds – rich brambly blackberry fruit along with spicy cardamom and black pepper characters. An additional percentage of Petite Sirah is blended in to give the wine structure and concentration.
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Wine Spectator Magazine
87 Points - BEST BUY
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Wine Competition 2013
||October 1 - 18, 2011
||19 months in French, American and Hungarian Oak
||Average 18 days in stainless steelfermenters; pumped over twice daily during fermentation
The 2011 Heritage Vines Zinfandel presents a wonderful profile of blueberry, red currants, and silky structure that speak to the cool 2011 vintage. An additional few minutes in the glass reveal underlying mineral nuances that make this wine really stand out. The moderate alcohol nature of this Zin provides smooth tannin and structure, making the palate very well balanced. The fruit is evident but not overpowering, with layers of black cherry, mixed berries, currants and all spice. This Zinfandel speaks to the old vine DNA of this wine, with earthy mixed berry characters and subtler hints of white and black pepper. The finish lingers on, creating a mouth-watering desire for another sip.