2014 Knights Valley Zinfandel
A classic, complex Zinfandel from Knights Valley.
The freshness and elegance that marked the 2014 vintage shines through here with a return to a more classic Knights Valley style. The wine is dark in the glass, showcasing chocolate covered raisin and blueberry fruit with hints of graham cracker. Powerful and rich on the palate yet absolutely lip-smacking with well-delineated fruit that delivers good complexity and a deft sense of balance.
Lot 562 is sourced from a super high-end producer, perched on the hillside over 1,500 feet above the Knights Valley floor, at the eastern edge of Sonoma where it meets Napa Valley. While primarily known for producing some of the most age-worthy Cabernets in California, the winemaking genius behind this winery has also applied his talents to Zinfandel. Due to various circumstances, I was able to negotiate an exceptional price, and at $15/bottle this is a crazy deal considering the level of talent and quality of grapes that went into this bottle.