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2019 Recluse Zin

  • Tasting Notes

    Deep garnet core, crimson rim.

    Tuberose, lilly, raspberry, cherry, pomegranate, potpourri, fresh ground black pepper, cardamom, and cloves.

    Ultra juicy, jammy, and lush on the palate with creamy/tart enveloping texture and lingering finish.

    Cellar life
    Drink now through 2028.

  • Specs
    • Composition
      98% Estate Grown Zinfandel
      2% Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon
    • Vineyard Source
      Brown Estate – Terraces + Chicken Coop
    • Appellation
      Napa Valley
    • Barrel Aging
      16 months in 30% new oak, 50/50 French/American
    • Alc. by vol.
      15.6% by vol.
    • Production
      475 cases in 12 x 750ml format
  • Background

    Our Recluse Zinfandel represents a case study in the remarkably malleable nature of Zinfandel and its capacity to respond to lavish attention. We conceived of this “reserve” line of Zins with the intention of pushing the limits of refinement by using grapes that are hand-selected for their small size and deep intensity of flavor, and treating them to extended barrel aging in the finest French and American oak. The resulting wines demonstrate the capacity of Zinfandel, a distinctly new world varietal, to manifest lush texture and earthy old world characteristics.