Starry Night Winery
2010 Nervo Station Vineyard Alexander Valley Old Vine Zinfandel
Zinfandel •Nervo Station
California: Sonoma County: Alexander Valley
When Ridge Vineyards winery lost the Nervo Station Vineyard to Starry Night Winery, they must have been rather upset. Zinfandel from this vineyard has consistently garnered some of the highest praise from fans and the wine press alike.
Today marks the 4th time we have featured a new vintage of Starry’s flagship Nervo Station Zinfandel. This wine hails from a superb Alexander Valley Vineyard that formerly belonged to the world-famous Ridge Vineyards winery.
With each new vintage of this wine, winemaker Todd Graff, shows not just his skills, but also the further development of the Nervo Station vineyard. This vintage is youthful and ready to drink. It also shows great potential for the next few years.
Very highly recommended!
Deep ruby red. Bouncy in the glass when spun.
Lush and fragrant with black cherry, dusty blackberry bramble, mulberry, cigar box, sweet spice and black pepper.
Juicy and complex with dark black cherry, plum, boysenberry, cassis, cedar, milk chocolate, sweet baking spice and black pepper.
Starts juicy and then goes complex and earthy. Flavors tail off slowly, leading to black pepper and graphite at the very end.
For the perfect companion for this wine, find yourself a recipe for grilled flank steak with Chimichurri sauce.
What the Winery Says
- 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
- Gold Medal
- Zinfandel with “old style” inter-planted varietals including Petite Sirah, Carignane and Mataro
- Alexander Valley
- 18 months
- 20% new American barrels, 15% new French barrels, 65% select one to three year old American and French barrels
- Harvest Date
- October 11, 2010
- .65 g/100ml
- 400 cases