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Highlands 2015 Zinfandel Napa Valley
Highlands 2015 Zinfandel Napa Valley
Highlands 2015 Zinfandel Napa Valley

Our 2015 Napa Valley growing season was marked by yet another year of drought. The uncommonly warm late winter and early spring temperatures translated into early bud break and bloom. Cold May temperatures challenged the bloom and resulted in lower crop yields than previous years. Early bud break and summer hot spells triggered one of the earliest harvests on record. Although the year was noted by wildfires to the north, the prevailing winds favored Napa Valley with no smoke taint. This vintage benefited from our close working relationship of grower and winemaker to achieve ripeness with clarity, defined flavors and balanced and structured tannins.

The beautiful wine deep berry color is only a prelude to an aromatic nose filled with cassis and a bit of smoke and pepper. Inviting balance of spice and creamy oak undertones flesh out the juicy blackberry, pomegranate and light citrus flavors this vineyard is known for. A long and soft silky finish completes this fresh and sassy Zin.

Type

Red

Varietal

Zinfandel

Vintage

2015

Bottle size

750mL

Alcohol content

15.4%

Appellation

California Napa Valley

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The Story

Take a trip back in time at the Frank Family Vineyards. First constructed as the Larkmead Winery in 1884, the building was refinished with native sandstone from the nearby hills in 1906 and still stands tall today. The massive stone edifice is considered an archetype of Californias wine country; it appears on the National Register of Historical Places and is listed as a Point of Historical Interest in the state of California. Owners Richard Frank and Connie Frank focus their energies on making superb still wines. The winery produces Chardonnay, Zinfandel, Sangiovse and several distinctly different Cabernet Sauvignons. The highly regarded Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, which is barrel aged for two and one-half years, is emerging as one of the most sought after wines in the valley and their Napa Carneros Vineyards produce some of the finest Chardonnay available. The Sangiovse, a rising star, is created entirely from grapes grown on Richs property and the Zinfandel comes from the Pope & Chiles Valley. Once owned by wine legend Hans Kornell, the winery originally secured its reputation with sparkling wines. Five sparkling wines are handcrafted today in the old building: Brut, Blanc de Blancs, Blanc de Noirs, occasionally the Rouge and Reserve. All of these are made in the traditional French méthode champenoise style.

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