2015 Mickey’s Block Zin

  • Tasting Notes

    Magenta core and scarlet rim dazzle with gemstone clarity. A swirl of the glass reveals sundrenched blueberries and blackberries laced with fragrant lilac and subtle, smoked sage. Delve deeper to encounter early morning aromas of espresso, cocoa nib, and boysenberry syrup on pancakes topped with Chantilly, shadowed by winter spice. Mouthfeel is deep, rich, enveloping, and loaded with glycerine, resulting in ultra silky texture. Medium+ body and super fine tannins guide you to a long, lingering finish. 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 by vol.
      15.5%
    • 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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