' 2011 Zinfandel - Howell Mountain | Robert Craig Winery
My Account
Username:
Password:
  Always Remember Me
      On This Computer
 

Forgot your username or password?
Click Here.

 

  |  Check Out   |  Buy Our Wines

Select A Shipping State
State: 
Shop Online
 
Viewing products  6 of 8    « Prev  |   Next »

2011 Zinfandel - Howell Mountain - SOLD OUT

2011 Zinfandel - Howell Mountain - SOLD OUT


Discounts to Wine Club Members
JOIN

Non-Club
10% off Full Case (12 bottles or more - ok to mix & match)


Cart Total:  $0.00
 
 
About This Wine:
Sourced from the neighboring Black Sears Vineyard up the road from our winery, this Zinfandel has earned a reputation for impressive purity, structure and elegance, combining the power of mountain Zinfandel fruit with winemaking finesse in the cellar. The wine’s signature Howell Mountain pedigree is evident, with deep blackberry, white pepper and a  refreshing minerality at the forefront.

Download Complete Notes

Wine Profile:
Vintage: 2011
Wine Type: Red Wine
Varietal: Zinfandel
Varietal Composition:
85% Zinfandel
15% Petit Verdot
Appellation: Napa Valley
Harvest Date: Oct. 12-13
Sugar: 25.6° Brix
Acid: .62
PH: 3.71
Aging: 18 months; 40% new French oak, 10% new American oak
Bottling Date: April 2013
Alcohol %: 14.9
Tasting Notes:

Aromas open with delicate white pepper, boysenberry, dusty brambleberry and warm stone, fleshing out with cassis, zesty raspberry and just a hint of blueberry.
Flavors open up generously on the palate, with nice acidity and a firm tannin backbone. With good structure and nervy appeal, flavors of nutmeg and cardamom emerge on the front palate. The nicely weighted mid-palate is filled with dark mountain fruit and the signature Howell Mountain pepper.
On the finish, the fruit settles in and broadens, framed by dusty, creamy oak and touches of warm spice. Smooth and stylistically rich, this food-friendly Zinfandel offers a perfect integration of oak and fine-grained tannins.

Vineyard Notes:

Topping out at 2400 feet, the Black Sears Estate — located just up the road from our winery — is the highest vineyard on Howell Mountain. For 25 years, it has produced highly coveted Zinfandel grapes. The vineyard is dry farmed, and the vines head pruned in the old world style with no trellising. This technique is perfect for growing Zinfandel grapes, which thrive in the mountain’s well-drained, rocky volcanic soils and moderate climate.

Production:

Only 491 Cases!

 

 

 
 

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

By entering Robert Craig Wine's Wine Store, you affirm that you are of
legal drinking age in the country where this site is accessed.

  Ship to:

OR

  Pick up at the winery
If your state is NOT listed above, simply choose one of the following options:

1) Select a state listed above and provide an alternate shipping address in that state during checkout.

2) Close this window, and continue browsing our wines.

Enter your Email Address and your Username and Password will be sent to you.
Email:  
Copyright 2014. Robert Craig Winery
Wine website by eWinery Solutions