Watching the wonderful early development of the 2016 vintage I look at this upcoming bottling with great anticipation. There’s some of that typical stone fruit character and a good bit of savory elements as well. This area presents itself a bit leaner than the Old & Mature Vines bottling and it possesses less dark fruits on the nose and middle palate, yet more red fruits and nectarine. What it offers are Pinot-like layers such as Royal Ann cherries and beet root, along with some light herbal notes, especially on the finish. It’s no surprise people describe this as Pinot-like. But I guarantee it is 100% Zinfandel.
Due to the positive response from those who missed the futures offering but still wanted a couple bottles of this, we have continued to hold a small portion of this back in order to have some available at release. We kept less this time, so it should not last very long. Limit of 6 bottles.