This is the second vintage in which we bottled a separate Cabernet Sauvignon from our Pickett Road Block. Our 2009 bottling sold out instantly, which bodes well for the quality of the 2010. This vintage is deeply colored with rich flavors of tar, cassis, ripe black cherries and oak. Over the next three to five years, this large wine will respond well to cellaring as it hones its youthful edges and develops the breadth and texture one can expect from a truly exceptional block of Cabernet Sauvignon.
Red-black halo surrounds a deep black center; cassis, blackberries and cherries overlay a background of subtle, sweet oak. Drinkable now, the balanced tannin and acid structure will allow improvement with moderate cellaring.
Intense concentrated flavors of cherry, cassis, cocoa and coffee are rounded nicely by sweet, toasty oak. This is a large, bold wine which finishes long and grippy and which will soften and improve with proper cellaring. It is a terrific example of what Cabernet Franc can be.
This offering is an extraordinary dark purple-blue-black wine. Breathe in deep for the captivating aromas of ripe plums with a hint of green olive and crushed black pepper. The spell continues with a long, grippy finish. This wine is wonderful now, and if you can muster the patience to wait through a couple years of cellaring, you will be rewarded with a mature smoothness that you will absolutely love. Double Gold - 2012 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Broad, fleshy and bright, our Frediani Zinfandel is fat with soft tannins. It seems to be generally preferred over its Luvisi first cousin by those who enjoy their Zinfandel with a couple years cellaring. I like them both!
Deep red-purple-black and blue. Decant to bring on the bright strawberry, raspberry and peach aromas! This is a huge mouthful of wine with intense grapey flavors, firm acid, smoky background oak and a lingering, grippy finish needing a couple more months to hone its brawniness. And those timid about young, full-tilt-boogie Zinfandels may prefer to cellar for 12-18 months.
Earned a 92 from Wine Enthusiast and a 93 from The Connoisseurs Guide to California Wines. Filled out with compelling and long-lasting Zinfandel fruit and remarkably adept at managing its high ripeness, this gusty, full-bodied youngster is exceptionally well-balanced for the big wine that it is. Rather than running to softness, it firms and tightens up as it goes, and its fine spine of integral tannins tags it as one that will only get better if allowed four or five years of age.
The French toast aromas swirled with cinnamon, clove and vanilla prelude the round and moderately full flavors that embrace the palate. This wine is rich, though balanced enough to serve with delicate fare such as fresh-caught sole meunière.