2016 Windy Flats Zinfandel
The 2016 vintage represents our 5th bottling of Zinfandel, and we have been learning a lot about this vineyard that was purchased in 2012. The Windy Flats Vineyard is in Wooden Valley, carved into the cliffs on the western side of the mountains. The fruit comes from a steep section at the highest point of the vineyard. We usually put this Zinfandel into our Barrel Blend to add bounce and crunchy red fruit, but in 2016 with excellent conditions for ripening, we again saved some as a small bottling just for club members and for our own education, as we have a lot of faith in the future of this dramatic site. Zinfandel is seen as a uniquely Californian variety, and with Windy Flats Vineyard we have a great opportunity to create a small amount of high-quality Zinfandel.
Vintage: 2016 | Variety: Zinfandel | Appellation: Napa Valley | Alcohol %: 15.2