Howell Mountain Vineyards 2013 Old Vine Zinfandel

Howell Mountain Vineyards 2013 Old Vine Zinfandel
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Tasting Notes

Our 2013 Old Vine Zinfandel derives from 101 year old vines and is clearly proud to be a Zinfandel as it leaps from the glass with heady aromas of wild raspberries, black plum, cherry cola, baking spices, cloves, and cracked pepper. Medium bodied with bright acidity and dusty tannins this shows wonderful aging potential as this Zinfandel blossoms with ample time in the glass - gathering palate weight and rounging out seamlessly. The wine finishes long and lifted, and begs for a second sip… and before you know it, the bottle is gone. Enjoy now with at least a 30-minute decant, or lay it down and enjoy over the next decade.

Vintage Notes

The 2013 vintage in Howell Mountain was every bit as good as the critically acclaimed 2012 vintage in terms of yields and quality. Like 2012, this vintage offered an excellent growing season with temperate conditions, giving way to beautifully ripe complex fruit and balanced acidity and supple tannic structure. Though the wines are showing to be approachable at a young age, 2013 will be an excellent vintage to lie down next to your 2012s to compare over the years to come.


92 points

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Price: USD 45.00
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