2016 Zenith Estate Cuveé
Willow Creek District
Essences of vanilla, pomegranate, and blackberry notes on the nose, with hints of cocoa powder, white pepper, and baking spices that meld with whispers of blueberry, plum, and cherry on the palate that linger into a long-lasting finish. Full-bodied with complementary tannins.
The 2016 vintage started off with respectable weather through bloom and set. Our first bit of 100-degree weather came during the sizing phase which affected berry growth on many of our varietals. In September, the ripening was lengthened with the hot and cool temperature swings. Overall, winemakers are optimistic about the yields with no significant factors like freezes or prolonged heat spikes affecting the crop.
38% Cabernet Sauvignon 38% Merlot 12% Malbec 12% Petit Verdot
(Jan 13, 2020 at 10:57 AM)
Delicious wine. This will be awesome aged or decanted now with our steak meals. Cannot wait to get my hands on another bottle!