Black Sears vineyard lies nestled high among wild oak forests at the top of Napa valley’s Howell Mountain. Far above the fog-line, at just over 2400 feet, the fruit cultivated here is both certified organic and cultivated following Biodynamic principles and practices. Add great wine craft and the result is some of the most concentrated, spicy, and complex Zinfandel in all of California.
With its deeply purply opalescent hue, black-fruited Black Sears Estate Zinfandel is both a joy to both imbibe and to behold. Peppery, brambly, blackberry aromas are tinged with hints of five-spice powder and anise. Sips provide a quick trip up to the top of Howell mountain with a picnic lunch in tow. Smoky, spicy dark fruit flavors tightly wrapped in silky tannins are lit up by bright brisk Howell mountain acidity that helpso keep the panoply of flavors lively through to a long and lingering finish.
Through a combination of climate and cultivation, this lofty vineyard site, with its unique and variable terroir and rocky mountain soil, set Black Sears Zinfandel literally and figuratively far above the rest.