August Briggs Zinfandel Old Vines 2015
So, what was your family up to in the late 1870s? How about 1906? Well, here in Napa, Zinfandel grapes for this terrific Zin from the well-known and loved August Briggs were being planted (Theodore Roosevelt was also awarded the Nobel Peace Prize) , and LOOK! We just scored a batch (a SMALL batch…) at a whoppingly delicious price. 90 POINTS to boot!
If you are looking for an easy little sipper...this ain’t it. No, this is BIG, powerful, smoky, spicy/toasty and ready for your BBQ. Like, now. When this box arrives, TEAR IT OPEN. Insert corkscrew and get your biggest wine glass. Pour. Inhale the aroma of black cherry pie. SWALLOW. Feel the grippy old-vine power and rich texture. Sink back into your chair and just CHILL. That’s what we’re doing!!
This comes from two vineyards in Calistoga -- Luvisi and the much-coveted Canard Vineyard. There’s a wonderful jammy raspberry flavor here and some complex structure that only comes from old vines. ZIN! It’s such a rarity here at LB -- grab this rocking good one while it’s here! Have a killer weekend! Woo hoo! Zin!
Technical DetailsCountry: US
Region: California North Coast
Blend: Zinfandel field blend
Vineyard: Luvisi and Canard Vineyards
Aging/Cooperage: 16 months in French and Amercian oak, 30% new
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