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2021 Calistoga Zin

  • Tasting Notes


    Magenta core, ruby rim.


    Lively notes of tea rose, raspberry hard candy, and strawberry-banana creamsicle are grounded by subtle unearthed amphora.


    Pomegranate, cinnamon, clove-studded orange, creamy butter, and brown sugar. Sticky mouthfeel with supple tannins and well- integrated fruit and acid.

    Cellar life

    Drink now through 2035+.

  • Specs
    • Composition
      100% Zinfandel
    • Vineyard source
      Calistoga Confidential
    • Appellation
      Napa Valley
    • Barrel aging
      6 months in 15% new French oak
    • Alc. by vol.
    • Production
      690 cases in 12 x 750ml format
  • Background

    For our 2021 production cycle we’ve added an “appellation series” of Napa Valley Zinfandel bottlings from four new fruit sources in Calistoga, Oakville, and Yountville. This offering is sourced from two longtime family-owned vineyards on opposite sides of the Valley floor, one bisected by the Napa River, the other in the shadow of The Palisades mountain range. Like its cohorts from Oakville and Yountville, this wine saw just six months in barrel, an approach intended to let the fruit shine. An array of early indicators between nose and palate signal another promising new Brown Zin in the aging.