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Dark Matter Zinfandel Howell Mtn 2013

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CWA

RP

WS

JS

AG

ST

W&S

JH

Price: $125.00

 
*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

Winemaker Notes: Harvested from our Four Sisters’ Vineyard and laid to rest for 5 years, this offering is truly something special. Critics proclaimed the 2013 the best vintage in decades and a winemaker’s dream. A growing season complete with a warm, dry spring and consistent temperatures resulted in berries with optimal ripeness and intense flavors. 

This wine continues to remain an outlier from your traditional Zinfandel with explosive aromatics of black and white pepper, plum and plum blossoms, red raspberry, lavender, and strawberry. Further layers expose notes of cocoa powder and hints of nutmeg and mint. These vibrant and distinct characteristics follow through the palate, leaving you wanting more. We recommend decanting this big Zinfandel for 30 minutes before enjoying. 

BACKGROUND
“I took everything I learned at Hundred Acre and poured it into the Dark Matter project. This wine speaks for me!” - Dark Matter Winemaker, Angelina Mondavi

Hundred Acre has risen to the top of cult world, having received countless 99 - 100 point scores from Robert Parker. Produced by Jayson Woodbridge’s assistant Angelina Mondavi, the extraordinary Hundred Acre Cabernets are among the most sought after wines on the planet. Just as extraordinary is Angelina’s new project, crafted at Hundred Acre on the insistence of Jason himself. A one-of-a-kind wine, the Dark Matter Zinfandel is mind-blowing in its complexity and structure. So good, in fact, that Jayson sent the Dark Matter offer out to his own mailing list.
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*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

Winemaker Notes: Harvested from our Four Sisters’ Vineyard and laid to rest for 5 years, this offering is truly something special. Critics proclaimed the 2013 the best vintage in decades and a winemaker’s dream. A growing season complete with a warm, dry spring and consistent temperatures resulted in berries with optimal ripeness and intense flavors. 

This wine continues to remain an outlier from your traditional Zinfandel with explosive aromatics of black and white pepper, plum and plum blossoms, red raspberry, lavender, and strawberry. Further layers expose notes of cocoa powder and hints of nutmeg and mint. These vibrant and distinct characteristics follow through the palate, leaving you wanting more. We recommend decanting this big Zinfandel for 30 minutes before enjoying. 

BACKGROUND
“I took everything I learned at Hundred Acre and poured it into the Dark Matter project. This wine speaks for me!” - Dark Matter Winemaker, Angelina Mondavi

Hundred Acre has risen to the top of cult world, having received countless 99 - 100 point scores from Robert Parker. Produced by Jayson Woodbridge’s assistant Angelina Mondavi, the extraordinary Hundred Acre Cabernets are among the most sought after wines on the planet. Just as extraordinary is Angelina’s new project, crafted at Hundred Acre on the insistence of Jason himself. A one-of-a-kind wine, the Dark Matter Zinfandel is mind-blowing in its complexity and structure. So good, in fact, that Jayson sent the Dark Matter offer out to his own mailing list.



Ratings Sources

RP - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
WS - Wine Spectator
CWA - California Wine Advisors
JS - James Suckling
IWR - International Wine Review

Winery Dark Matter

Vineyard Designate

AVA

Region Napa Valley