The 2009 Hartford Vineyard's low-yielding vines produce elegant Zinfandel characterized by a sumptuous and velvety texture.
Boysenberry, anise and allspice aromas transition into ripe black raspberry and mulberry flavors with a cinnamon stick finish.
Well-integrated tannins juxtapose juicy flavors and an opulent texture.
"The 2009 Zinfandel Old Vine walks a hypothetical path between the complexity, foresty, spicy notes of Pinot Noir and the exuberant, ripe, rich blue and black fruits of Zinfandel. Blackberry, blueberry, black cherry, pepper, spice and forest floor characteristics result in a complex, medium to full-bodied, supple-textured Zinfandel. This gorgeous Zin is already irresistible and should drink nicely for 4-5 years."
The Wine Advocate
"This shows a distinctive sense of place, featuring aromas of
huckleberry and fresh underbrush, as well as complex, potent
flavors of berry cobbler, minerals and roasted sage. Needs time.
Best from 2013 through 2017."