The Zara’s Block is from our 4.22 acres of heritage Pinot Noir featuring old Swan and Calera cuttings. Our 2012 Zara’s is spicy and smooth with a luscious fruit quality that flirts with being juicy yet maintains its vibrancy and elegance.
This 2012 Zara’s Block Pinot Noir exhibits a beautiful, nearly opaque dark ruby core with light garnet reflections on the rim. The powerful nose boasts aromas of ripe black cherry, black raspberry, slightly dried black plum and cherry cola over fragrant wet rose petals, a hint of wildflowers, grape stems turned earth, a touch of black mushroom, soy and wet moss as well as various, well-integrated baking spices including cinnamon, vanilla and toasted oak in the background.
The palate, nearly full-bodied for a Pinot Noir, delivers an unctuous sweetness to the fruit with complex layers of sage, lavender, a hint of grape stems and slight oak spice that brings a harmonious balance to the mouth-coating fruit.