US-BLE-43-18

Zinfandel 'R.W. Moore Vineyard', Robert Biale

Zinfandel 'R.W. Moore Vineyard', Robert Biale

Practicing Sustainable
• 100% Zinfandel
• R.W. Moore Vineyard (Coombesville AVA)
• Planted in 1905, it is the oldest vineyard in Coombesville
• Ancient Marine sediments and rocky alluvial fan soils
• Head-trained and dry-farmed vines
• Hand-harvested
• Fermented in open-top fermenters
• 2-4-day cold soak
• 2-3-punch downs a day
• Aged 11 months in 100% Burgundy oak barrels (25% new)
• 14.8% abv

Producer:
Vintage:
2018
Country:
United States
Region:
California
Appellation:
Napa
Variety:
Zinfandel
Color:
Red
Farming Practice:
Sustainable

Press & Reviews

Wine Enthusiast

Score:
95
Date:
2020-12-31
Review:
First planted in 1905, this is a relatively cool-climate site that imparts great brightness and tart acidity to the wine. A dark cherry flavor is powerfully represented, alongside baked plum, blackberry and black pepper. A taut structure suggests this will do well with time in bottle. Best from 2028–2033.