2017 Eastside Zin

  • Tasting Notes

    Eye
    Onyx core with magenta rim.

    Nose
    White flowers, rose water, hibiscus leaves, anise, raspberry liqueur, subtle pipe tobacco. Ripe summer stone fruits, Bing cherry, candied ginger, Meyer lemon zest, brioche. Lilting floral & fruit notes are grounded by a backdrop of asphalt, graphite & topsoil.

    Palate
    Medium to light body, bright, lean, elegant, long finish.

  • Specs
    • Composition
      100% Estate Grown Zinfandel
    • Vineyard Source
      Brown Estate – Big Field Block
    • Appellation
      Napa Valley
    • Barrel Aging
      12 months in 30% new oak, 50/50 French/American
    • Alc. by vol.
      15.3% by vol.
    • Production
      700 cases in 12 x 750ml format
  • Background

    Although it comes from our Big Field vineyard block, we named this wine Eastside to fill the gap that opened in our single vineyard Zinfandel lineup when we ripped out our fatigued Westside vineyard in fall 2017. At the time this second vintage of Eastside Zin was harvested for standalone bottling, the vines were eight years old — Big Field, the first vineyard our parents planted in the early 80s, was replanted in 2009. As such this wine is a unique youthful expression from our property.

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