Ousterhout Wine featured in Wine & Spirits Cover Story January 19 2015
In the cover story of the 2015 February issue of Wine & Spirits Magazine, "Can Young Vines Grow Great Zin?", West Coast Editor-in-Chief Luke Sykora shares his very favorable thoughts on young-vine Zinfandel. Old Zinfandel vines (approximately 30-40+ years old) are known for producing wines of better quality and complexity than young vines, but this article proves that theory wrong. Nance's Vineyard was planted in 1999, and the Ousterhout 2011 Nance's Vineyard Zinfandel—as well as the 2012, which will be released Spring 2015—are described in this article as "magnificent".
"[The] 2011 and 2012 Ousterhout Nance's Vineyard Zinfandel are magnificent: energetic wines that feel pristine and silky rather than heavy handed, lasting on fresh red fruit. They're the kind of zinfandels that could change many a jaded sommelier's mind about the potential of the grape to produce balanced and even transparent wines." - p. 30