HIGHLANDS Zinfandel 2016, Oakville
WHY WE LOVE IT:
- 100% Hoxsey Vineyard, Oakville fruit, and the 2016 vintage that is being acclaimed as one of Napa Valley's best
- 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 mushrooms with fennel sprinkles and 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 and have produced a vineyard designated Zinfandel that doesn't break the bank!
- 22 months in 33% new French Oak Barrels
- Only 150 cases produced
- 100% Zinfandel
*Summer shipping and temperature control rates in effect from April 1 through Sept 30 to cover insurance and cool packs. A small fee will be added to complimentary ground shipping.*