"Our 2000 Napa Valley Zinfandel is bursting with exceptionally lush, dark berry flavors. The vintage provided fruit of optimal maturity, resulting in opulent layers of blackberry, raspberry and blueberry.
The wine's intriguing nuances of crushed black pepper and spices are classic old vine Zinfandel characteristics. The small grapes of old-clone Zinfandel vines yield deep, forward-fruit expression, which we have captured with gentle handcrafting.
Over half of the grapes were grown in our historic To Kalon Vineyard in Oakville, complemented by grapes from other distinguished head-trained, dry-farmed vineyards. To enhance the supple, velvety texture, we matured the wine in French chateau barrels for eleven months."
-Associate Winemaker Steve Leveque