2016 Vyborny Mixed Blacks
You must see this vineyard. It’s absurd. A pile of dirt and rubble with random, untamed plantings growing out of each crack. There’s Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Carignane, Malvasia Nera, and a few others we have yet to identify. By pure happenstance, Alex Vyborny has concocted one of the most magical little vineyards in existence. When he says go, we pick and crush everything together into this beautiful, romantic wine we call Mixed Blacks. And it’s amazing. No doubt about it, this is our most popular wine.
With the 2016 vintage, the intense, ripe flavors of black currant crumble, cinnamon, and juicy brambles elicit visions of diving into a basket of freshly picked berries while lounging on the front porch on a perfect summer day. Dark fruit flavors burst from the glass while zesty spices are perfectly layered across the finish. The brightness of the Zinfandel is supported by the deep Petite Sirah tannins, creating a perfectly bold structure with layers upon layers of complexity. Everything about this wine is utterly superb.