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2021 Yountville Zin

  • Tasting Notes


    Garnet core, fuchsia rim.


    Morning mist, forest floor, blackberries, eucalyptus bark, bay laurel, raspberry liqueur, rose petals, fresh chamomile, cocoa nibs, and subtle mint.


    Plush fruit, glycerine-tinged velvet texture, gentle tannins, effervescent citrus finish.

    Cellar life

    Drink now through 2035+.

  • Specs
    • Composition
      100% Zinfandel
    • Vineyard source
      Yountville Confidential
    • Appellation
      Napa Valley
    • Barrel aging
      6 months in 30% new French oak
    • Alc. by vol.
    • Production
      690 cases in 12 x 750ml format
  • Background

    For our 2021 production cycle we added an “appellation series” of Napa Valley Zinfandel bottlings from three new vineyard sources in Calistoga, Oakville, and Yountville. This was the first release of the bunch, sourced from an off-the-beaten-path site at the end of a storied lane on the Valley floor. With just six months in barrel our winemaking approach here is intended to let the fruit shine, a call it answers graciously even in its infancy. Its layered aromatics tease out on the palate, hinting at future greatness that at once begs drink now enjoyment and patient cellaring. Rewards will flow from either course; this is a young wine with an old soul — proceed accordingly.