HIGHLANDS Zinfandel 2015, Oakville
WHY WE LOVE IT:
- 100% Hoxsey Vineyard, Oakville fruit, Napa Valley
- Our #1 Best Selling Zinfandel
- Classic Old Vine Zin, not a jammy bomb, great with food
WINEMAKER: Bradley Smith; Silenus.
WHAT WE TASTED:
The beautiful wine deep berry color is only a prelude to an aromatic nose filled with cassis and a bit of smoke and pepper. Inviting balance of spice and creamy oak undertones flesh out the juicy blackberry, pomegranate and light citrus flavors this vineyard is known for. A long and soft silky finish completes this fresh and sassy Zin.
AVA DESIGNATED: Oakville, Napa Valley
WHAT WE PAIRED:
Heritage pork roasted with fingerling potatoes
Grilled wild and tame mushrooms with fennel sprinkles of Gruyere shavings
- Rotisserie duck tacos
PERSONALITY: From a Silver Oak alumni partnering with a long time Chateau Montelena grape grower. Paul and Dan clearly know where the best grapes are!.
- 22 months in 33% new French Oak Barrels
- Only 175 cases produced
- 100% Zinfandel