Our 2007 vintage from neighboring Black Sears Vineyard demonstrates why Howell Mountain Zinfandels are in such demand. This is a serious Zinfandel-lovers wine, possessing great depth of flavors, balance and structure. Concentrated, long-lived essence of black raspberry and signature Howell Mountain pepper are at the forefront, backed by fine tannins.
Aroma: Howell Mountain's wild reaches come through in concentrated black raspberry fruit, mountain lilac, ground white/black pepper, and a touch of anisette and rose petals.
Flavors: Gorgeous wild berry fruit flows from the opening aromatics, finding great depth in the mid-palate and enlivened by pepper, warm spices and a volcanic minerality.
Finish: Supple tannins and luscious fruit come together in a strong, lingering finish.