95 Points from Wine & Spirits! September 03 2014
The tasting critics at Wine & Spirits Magazine awarded our 2011 Nance's Vineyard Estate Zinfandel 95 points. It is featured in the September issue as a "Best Buy". Don't delay in ordering this wine.
Review: The vines that grew this supremely elegant wine were planted in 1999 on the red volcanic loam of a hillside and bench land vineyard in the southeast corner of Alexander Valley. Douglas and Nancy Ousterhout purchased the vineyard in 2009 and hired a pinot noir winemaker, Micah Wirth of Joseph Jewell, to create this silky, delicate zin. It's as bright as a red cherry fresh off the tree, feeling almost weightless on the palate. As the wine takes on air, the tannins provide an edgy minerality that focuses and amplifies the fruit into a sunny, ruby-red laser beam. Beautiful now, this has the kind of effortless balance that will benefit from cellaring.