2019 Estate Zinfandel
Long before they were confirmed to be two clones of the same grape variety, we noticed the synergies between Zinfandel and Primitivo in the bottle. Classic, heritage Zinfandel is a match for Calistoga: slightly rustic, occasionally briary, but rich and full-bodied when ripe. Primitivo, conversely, leans toward the red side of the flavor spectrum with ample acidity and incredible freshness.
Both exhibit unique expressions of our Estate vineyard and therein lies the creative challenge: how to blend these disparate characteristics into a wine that is delicious, ageable and complex. Thankfully, it’s due to this paradox that the profile has become so legendary and certainly rare in Napa Valley. Our Zinfandel is not like the others, and we’re perfectly fine with that.