The inaugural release of Zinfandel for Stewart Cellars, harvested from Oakville in the heart of Napa Valley, is a classic example of Zin with a fresh twist. Characters of cherry pie, strawberry parfait, cedar, and rich plum are present on the nose, with the palate showcasing dark bramble fruit, ripe black cherry, and plush tannins.
VINEYARDS: 100% Lincoln Creek Vineyard
APPELLATION: Oakville, Napa Valley
FERMENTATION: Whole-berry fermentation in stainless steel fermenters followed by wet cap immersion.
AGING/COOPERAGE: 10 months in 38% new French oak barrels.