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 hues, their 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 offers one a quick trip up to the top of Napa’s Howell mountain for a picnic basket of flavors,from roasty-tinged herbs to concentrated blackfruit, and all wrapped up in well-integrated, yet silky tannins. The brisk acidity inspired in the fruit by its cool mountain climate is what keeps the wine bright and toothsome through its long, lively finish.
Attentive vineyard practices, its lofty vineyard site, and some superlative wine craft all converge here as Black Sears creates some of the most concentrated and complex Zinfandels currently produced in California.