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Dark Matter Zinfandel Howell Mtn 2013

Rating

CWA

RP

WS

JS

AG

ST

W&S

JH

Price: $125.00

 
*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

Winery Tasting Notes:
“Since our first vintage in 2005, this Zinfandel continues to embody the finesse and boldness we fell in love with from Howell Mountain. The 2012 vintage was dubbed a textbook growing season and a vintage our family dreams of each year. Our meticulous winemaking regime combined with the first of many drought years provided us with intensity on both the nose and palate. The initial impression of white and black pepper are accompanied with red and black fruit notes of ripe raspberry and blackberry. Barrel aged for four years in new french oak contributes hints of cigar box, tobacco leaf, and green tea leaf. Powerful, yet silky, these characteristics round out the wine with a dramatic and lengthy finish.”
Flavor Profile

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Milk Chocolate

Dark Chocolate

Savory

Gamey

High Residual Sugar

Bacon

Smoke

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*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

Winery Tasting Notes:
“Since our first vintage in 2005, this Zinfandel continues to embody the finesse and boldness we fell in love with from Howell Mountain. The 2012 vintage was dubbed a textbook growing season and a vintage our family dreams of each year. Our meticulous winemaking regime combined with the first of many drought years provided us with intensity on both the nose and palate. The initial impression of white and black pepper are accompanied with red and black fruit notes of ripe raspberry and blackberry. Barrel aged for four years in new french oak contributes hints of cigar box, tobacco leaf, and green tea leaf. Powerful, yet silky, these characteristics round out the wine with a dramatic and lengthy finish.”

Winery Dark Matter

Vineyard Designate

AVA

Region Napa Valley