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, fruit from this vineyard is both certified organic and cultivated according to Biodynamic principles and practices.
With its deeply purpled and opalescent hue, Black Sears Estate Zinfandel is a joy both to behold and imbibe. Peppery brambly notes on the palate combine with blackberry aromas tinged with hints of five-spice and anise. Each sip provides a quick trip up Howell mountain for a picnic basket full of roasted meat herbs and blackfruit flavors all wrapped up in silky tannins. The brisk acidity granted to the fruit from the cool mountain-top climate helps to keep the wine lively through a long and lingering finish.
With its combination of attentive cultivation, lofty vineyard site, and superlative wine craft Black Sears Estate creates some of the most concentrated, spicy, and complex Zinfandel currently produced in California.