While the 2020 Vintage on the West Coast had its challenges, primarily smoke exposure in certain sites, I am finding that the few, very carefully selected lots used for this bottling are not exhibiting issues from this and I’m quite confident to offer it on futures, just as I did with the 2020 Zinfandels.
Ginger, red beets, red and black cherry, tarragon, and a touch of damp loam on the nose. Juicy roasted beets and cherry pie on the mouth. Very nice continuity, focus and length with a quite mouth-watering finish. I’ve endeavored to maintain clarity and focus of this wine during blending trials and have learned a lot in the process.