The 1999 Grist Zinfandel is a wine designed to showcase the charmingly wild and wildly charming flavors of this 25-year-old vineyard, much of which is planted to Zinfandel. While the name "Grist" might lead you to think of a BIG, gnarly, barely-tamed-beast-of-a-wine . . . .it's not.
The Grist Vineyard on Bradford Mountain is not about big alcohol or gnarly tannins. Rather, those who follow this Bradford Mountain fruit seek its elegant, sassy, sensational personality, full of brambly blackberry, licorice, and spicy peppercorn flavors.
Juicy and tender, lithe yet muscular, full of wit and charm and vim and vigor: perfect.
1050 cases produced.