2019 Windy Flats Zinfandel
This is the seventh Zinfandel that Hill Family Estate has bottled, and we have learned a lot about the Windy Flats vineyard that was purchased by the Hill family in 2012. The Zinfandel fruit comes from a section just below the highest point of the vineyard. We usually put this Zinfandel into our Barrel Blend to add bounce and crunchy red fruit, but in 2019, we again saved some as a small bottling just for wine club members. Growing conditions were challenging in 2019, but the canopy held up well through the season. Shrivel began slowly and evenly until we brought the fruit in on September 27 at 27 Brix in great shape to make a zippy Zinfandel. The 2019 Windy Flats Zinfandel offers aromas of chocolate, raspberries, star anise and plum jam. The palate is balanced and very intriguing, with hoisin sauce and plum flavors followed by a rolling texture of milk chocolate and a hint of apricot on the finish.
Vintage: 2019 | Variety: Zinfandel | Appellation: Napa Valley | Alcohol %: 15.4