This delicious Zinfandel is a tribute to the wine pioneers of Napa Valley who were the first to plant Zinfandel. Across the board they selected vineyard sites that modern soil-savvy winemakers would consider ideal. We now appreciate that the original winemakers knew what they were doing by planting vines on the more elevated, rocky, gravelly, and sloped terrain that is so prized today by those who are pursuing greatness in wine. In this case, Founding Farmers is sourced mainly from grapes grown at Varozza Vineyard, and Old Kraft Vineyard – two of the oldest estates in St. Helena.
Winemaker’s Tasting Notes: Exuberant notes of blackberry, cherry, and blueberries on the nose. The wine is youthful and medium bodied displaying cedar, orange peel, and plums along with a faint hint of slate on the palate. Mouthwatering acidity drive the length of the wine, as it finishes with delicate tannins.