Vintage: 2014
Bottle sizes: 750 ML
Country: USA
Region: California
Appellation: Napa
Wine type: Red
Varietals: Zinfandel
Organic: Practicing
Vineyard: Outpost Vineyard
Orientation: South facing
Soil: Volcanic
Viticulture: Organic farming
Vinification: Native yeast for primary and secondary fermentations.
Aging: 18 months in 1/3 new, 1/3 1 year and 1/3 2 year old French barrels
Publication: Wine advocate
Rating: 93
Their 2014 Zinfandel from Howell Mountain is 100% Zinfandel aged 16 months in 34% new French oak, They make just under 1,000 cases of this wine, which offers up a dense ruby/purple color and a big, sweet kiss of licorice, barbecue smoke, charcoal, steak tartare, pepper and Proven├žal herbs. It is lush, ripe, generously endowed, full-bodied and a sexy beast. Drink it over the next 6-7 years.