August Briggs Zinfandel Old Vines 2015  - Last Bottle

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!

Ancient Vine Zinfandel from Calistoga's most historic sites -- Canard (formerly Tucker Ranch) and Luvisi. Some of the vines planted as long ago as 1870!

Technical Details

Country: US
Region: California North Coast
Appellation: Calistoga
Blend: Zinfandel field blend
Varietal: Zinfandel
Vineyard: Luvisi and Canard Vineyards
Aging/Cooperage: 16 months in French and Amercian oak, 30% new
Alcohol: 14.8%
Production: 375

About The Producer

August Briggs Winery is an owner-managed craft producer of small lot and sustainably produced wines showcasing some of Napa and Sonoma’s premier vineyards focused on a restrained winemaking philosophy that highlights wines of provenance, not pretense. With a wide variety of single vineyard wines, they craft unique bottlings like Pinot Meunier, Petit Verdot and Charbono. The real standout is this old vine Zinfandel from Luvisi (planted in 1906) and Canard (planted in the late 1870s).

Pairing Suggestions

Anything on the grill!

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