2018 BACA I Spy Zinfandel
Zinfandel - Howell Mountain, Napa Valley
Howell Mountain AVA
Look up. Way up. And you’ll see, on a lush hillside of native forest high above the fog line, a bowl-shaped vineyard carved into the mountain. Head trained and dry farmed with roots reaching deep into volcanic loam soil, these vines bear spectacularly beautiful fruit. The resulting wine is known for its dark, dense fruit laced with an enchanting floral perfume.
The 2018 Black Sears, I Spy Zinfandel opens with effusive ripe bramble berries, sage, and wet stone. The palate is lush with black pepper and fruit. Overall it is soft, full, plush, broad, and energetic. Slight grip frames the weighty finish.