A blend of Zinfandel with Bordeaux varieties, drawing from our land the best qualities of each area of our estate, to yield an intense wine of great complexity.
Antaeus, the son of Water and Earth in Greek mythology, is the symbol of strength derived from the soil. So too this wine, deriving strength from the matching of site and grape on every part of our land. The aromatics are primarily Napa Cabernet, with all the richness that connotes; the body has Zinfandel's sensual fruit and fullness, but the finish comes through with the structured, sinewy aspect of the Bordeaux varieties
"A blend of zinfandel, cabernet, merlot and petit verdot, this is packed with fresh scents of wild berries, both red and black. There's density to the wine, its depth sustained by tannins that feel substantial and sweet. The fruitiness of those tannins would meld with a slice of flank steak seared rare."
Wine & Spirits
"56% Zinfandel; 27% Cabernet Sauvignon; 12% Nebbiolo; 5% Petit Verdot. This wine may contain anything but a classic blend within its cepage, but the effect, while ripe and a bit reliant on high concentration, is that of solid, deeply cast table wine. A hint of dried berries in the nose gets lost in the tight, complex flavors that follow in the mouth. Balancing acidity and tannin in support will allow this interesting effort to age into a smoother maturity with three to six years of cellaring."