2017 Black Sears Zinfandel – Howell Mountain, Napa Valley
There’s no question about it: The Black Sears Vineyard is pretty mind-blowing. Perched at just around 2,400 feet of elevation on Howell Mountain, it’s a sight to be seen. Rich volcanic soil, cool Pacific breeze and craggy old vines dating back to 1975 make this vineyard THE place to grow hardy Zinfandel.
The 2017 vintage is going to remind you, yet again, why you love Zinfandel. With an unmistakably spicy nose, you will immediately conjure up thoughts of delicious cracked black pepper and artisan steak rub. Velvety and opulent across the palate, this mouthwatering Zinfandel coats the palate with flavors of ripe blackberry, raspberry compote, caramel, butterscotch and a touch of honey. If you liked the 2015 vintage you will adore the 2017 as it is the truest expression of Zinfandel we've had from Black Sears fruit.
This is our second to last vintage of Black Sears.