2016 Old Vine Zinfandel
Lizzy James Vineyard
Dark rich color leads the nose to a bouquet of exotic berries, floral fruit and a liqueur-like-intensity of huckleberry and cassis. Ripe aromatics segway into juicy acidity and supple tannins, ending with a round, pillowy soft finish layered with jammy fruit.
DOUBLE GOLD, Best of Class of Appellation, 2019 CA State Fair Wine Competition ~ GOLD, 2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition ~ GOLD, 2019 Orange County Wine Competition ~ GOLD, 2019 Zin Challenge ~ SILVER, 2019 Sunset International Wine Competition ~ SILVER, West Coast Wine Competition ~ 93 Points, Editors' Choice, Wine Enthusiast
2016 was an amazing year for a concentrated version of Lizzy James Zinfandel. Earlier harvest due to lower rainfall, low yields and perfect balance were key features of this classic vintage. The vineyard was quick to ripen with good natural acidity and dark color. Smaller berries yielded more color and fruit intensity for a bolder style in 2016.
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