Napa Valley Zinfandels are celebrated for their easy drinking allure and bold juicy flavors making this varietal a total crowd pleaser. Zinfandels made in the Napa Valley are iconic, although some may say a little forgotten, however, it’s a flavor profile known for intense black fruits and spice which render Napa Valley Zinfandels as the most epically jammy varietal produced. The Napa Valley’s warm California climate is fundamental to winemaking and Napa Valley Zinfandels are a great example of how winemakers utilize that heat, skillfully harnessing the temperatures to produce some of the most intense wine the Napa Valley has to offer. Zinfandels crafted in the Napa Valley region, especially old vine Zinfandels, have exploding flavors that ripen outrageously giving life to wines that create an exceptional food and wine experience.
Acre Napa Valley Zinfandel 2016
Three words come to mind immediately on tasting the 2016 ACRE Zinfandel: bold, dark, rich. The color is deep garnet, especially dark for a 100% Zinfandel. The aroma is plush, full of black fruits, black cherry, blackberry and higher-toned raspberry along with spicy notes of cedar, sage and licorice. These flavors continue in the mouth with a generous and supple expression. Noteworthy is the exceptional structure and fine tannins which give the wine a long journey across the palate leading to a satisfying finish. This is a serious Zinfandel that would make an ideal and versatile dinner companion.
Oakville Winery Oakville Zinfandel 2016
This unique Oakville Zinfandel has developed a powerful structure that is sweet on the front palate and spicy on the back. On the nose; ripe blackberry, wild huckleberries, and candied raspberry. On the palate, this Zinfandel is medium bodied with soft, fine tannins. It is supple, well-balanced and is bursting with ripe dark fruits and black pepper.