2015 Rosemary’s Block Zin

  • Tasting Notes

    Gorgeous magenta core and dazzling ruby rose rim. Bright, beaming, and brilliant, this vintage of Rosemary’s Block remains true to its usual yin nature displaying hallmark characteristics of potpourri, dried rose petals, and effervescent mandarin. Lurking beneath this billowing perfume are grounding notes of forest, gunpowder, saddle, damp earth, tobacco, and subtle flint. The nose continues to enchant with a medley of exotic Asian apple, hibiscus tea, and subtle vanilla. Marvelous structure and intensity make for a supple, silky mouthfeel that seamlessly integrates ultra-ripe fruit with garden earth and buoyant citrus. Drink now through 2022.

  • 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
    • Alc. by vol.
      15.2%
    • 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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