2013 Rosemary’s Block Zin

  • Tasting Notes

    Intense cool blue and still black core with magenta rim. True to its origins, refreshing bouquet features vibrant ripe red fruits, effervescent citrus, and exotic spice. Time in the glass fosters an unexpected turn toward dark black fruits with hand-whipped heavy cream, graham cracker, clove, lavender, and black pepper. Mouthfeel is silky and long with deep, decadent sweet cassis and subtle hints of cocoa and cinder. Moodier than previous vintages, this 2013 bottling dares you to linger longer and venture into its great beyond. Drink now to 2020 with confidence, and to 2025 for academic enjoyment.

  • Specs
    • Composition
      100% Estate Grown Zinfandel
    • Vineyard Source
      Brown Estate – Rosemary's Block
    • Appellation
      Napa Valley
    • Barrel Aging
      12 months in 30% new oak, 50/50 French/American
    • Alcohol
      15.7% by vol.
    • Production
      700 cases in 12 x 750ml format
  • Background

    Our Rosemary’s Block Zinfandel is named for our Aunt Rosemary, who soon after marrying Uncle Mickey graciously welcomed his sister (our mother) into their new home. Appropriately, her namesake vineyard block, which enjoys afternoon shade thanks to an adjacent stand of giant oak trees, is the coolest spot on our property when the intense afternoon sun beams down during the summer months. As such, Rosemary’s Block sees the most pronounced and impactful diurnal temperature shifts of any of our vineyards, resulting in high-definition fruit balanced by an acid backbone that translates into a superbly structured wine. 

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