2013 Mickey’s Block Zin

  • Tasting Notes

    This visually stunning wine features a violet core with delicate vermillion rim. Vivacious aromas of sundrenched blue and black fruits dominate heavy citrus commingled with billowing red and purple flower potpourri. Delve deeper to discover submerged chocolate-covered orange Creamsicle and roasted sage with briar, shrouded by a familiar cascade of sultry spices. Allspice, cinnamon, and clove follow fading notes of savory pimento-roasted meat. Mouthfeel is silky and encompassing with a lingering finish that highlights seamless integration of lush, jammy, decadent fruit and just the right amount of vibrant acidity. Drink now through 2022.

  • Specs
    • Composition
      100% Estate Grown Zinfandel
    • Vineyard Source
      Brown Estate – Mickey's Block
    • Appellation
      Napa Valley
    • Barrel Aging
      12 months in 30% new oak, 50/50 French/American
    • Alcohol
      15.8% by vol.
    • Production
      700 cases in 12 x 750ml format
  • Background

    Our Mickey’s Block Zinfandel is named for Mom’s brother, our Uncle Mickey, whose home in Sacramento served as Mom’s first “Airbnb” when she fled the frigid climes of Michigan post-college to study healthcare administration in California. Situated toward the west side of our property and almost entirely unsheltered, this vineyard is subject to some of the most intense rainfall we see on our property. Consequently, Mickey’s crop is generally the lightest, which means accelerated ripening and higher sugar content—which in turn yields its hallmark blackberry, blueberry, and black cherry characteristics.

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