2012 Reserve Zinfandel Single Vineyard
California: Napa Valley: Howell Mountain
Today’s steal of a wine hails from the 2012 vintage, which is the best and most consistent Napa Valley vintage to come along in years. Today’s Maroon Wines 2012 Reserve Zinfandel Single Vineyard is a ready to drink delight that will cellar - and evolve - for the next 7 to 10 years.
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This wine is fragrant and full on the nose with a wonderful bouquet of fresh berries, spice and woodsy notes. Blackberry and blueberry take the lead, followed by cassis, tree bark, dried violets, sweet spice, graphite and black pepper.
As with the nose, this wine is packed with balanced flavors. Initially, blackberry jam, plum jam and smoky blueberry cascade across the palate. These are closely followed by roasted fig, dried dark flowers, cigar box, spice and black pepper.
Napa Valley Zins are great, and our favorites are those that grow at the higher, mountainside elevations. Today’s wine was grown on the North East slope of Howell Mountain at 700’ elevation, on a picturesque bench vineyard that overlooks Pope Valley to the north and Lake Berryessa to the east.
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Would it be too silly to call the color of this wine… maroon? Well, it is. With garnet edges and skinny, slow-moving legs.
Blackberry, blueberry, cassis, tree bark, dried violets, sweet spice, graphite and black pepper.
Blackberry jam, plum jam, smoky blueberry, roasted fig, dried dark flowers, cigar box, spice and black pepper.
Very long and quite elegant, with bold fruit flavors that gradually yield to earthen flavors and spice. Plush tannins add just the right amount of chewy, softly drying grip on the palate.
Enjoy this wine with your favorite BBQ dishes. How about pulled pork with a spicy Louisiana BBQ sauce. And a big side of slaw!
What the Winery Says
- Paul Maroon
- Napa Valley, Howell Mountain
- 20 months
- 25% New Hungarian oak
- 262 cases