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2019 Eastside Zin

  • Tasting Notes

    Dark cherry core, scarlet rim.

    Warm baked cherries, blueberries, and blackberries, allspice, cloves, cardamom, violets. Time in the glass reveals cedar, graphite, subtle saddle, citrus, and classic shortbread.

    Juicy with a touch of vibrant acidity, smooth mouthfeel, seamless balance, long finish.

    Cellar life
    Drink now through 2031.

  • Specs
    • Composition
      100% Estate Grown Zinfandel
    • Vineyard Source
      Brown Estate – Big Field Block
    • Appellation
      Napa Valley
    • Barrel Aging
      10 months in 30% new oak, 50/50 French/American
    • Alc. by vol.
      15.2% by vol.
    • Production
      980 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.