2013 Vintage Offerings
Following an exceptional growing season, this Syrah was aged for close to 2 years in French and American oak barrels. It now exhibits a rich character with subtle flavors of blackberry, plum, black cherry, spice, chocolate and toasted oak. It is drinking nicely now and we expect it to continue evolving for years to come.
Cases Produced: 125
Rated: 91, Rich Cook
The potent flavors of this wine never cease to impress us. This year's offering exhibits layered notes of berries, plum, and currants which are subtly accentuated by licorice, leather and tobacco. The tannins will mellow over time, improving the wine and ensuring its stability across the years.
Cases Produced: 140
Crafted from beautiful Starr Ranch grapes and aged 21 months in French & American oak, this full bodied wine has a lush mouthfeel and a rich finish touched with toast and vanilla. Balanced acids & tannins provide structure for flavors of dark fruits, dried currants and mocha. We expect this wine to improve over the next several years.
Cases Produced: 90
2012 Vintage Offerings
We are pleased to report on our inaugural release of 2012 Zinfandel. The flavors are fully developed and the wine is drinking well already. It displays the classic Paso Robles Zin characteristics of black cherry, spice and white peppercorn which are overlaid on a full, fruit-forward body with tempered acidity. Drink now through 2018.
Cases Produced: 150
R/S: 1.02 grams
We have also released the 2012 vintage of The Vixen Nebbiolo. The deep color and fragrant nose on this wine are apt precursors to the delicious sip to follow. As we have come to expect from this fruit, the wine is strong and full-bodied, with notes of dark fruits and hints of tobacco. While drinking nicely now, it will continue to evolve over the next five years.
Cases Produced: 75
R/S: 0.58 grams