WSI94+ Outstanding. Meaty and iron-rich aromatics, delicate fruit and white pepper notes. On the palate, this is a very pleasant wine, layered and deep, lively and gently extracted. Stunning combination of flavor range. Excellent!
Estate Notes: The wine exhibits a nearly opaque dark purple hue in the glass. Aromatic notes swell from the glass suggesting concentrated bramble, baking spices, fresh loam and crushed mint. The palate experience is layered with decadent notes of blackberry compote, cedar bark, tar and lilac oil. The mouthfeel is viscous, coating and maintains an extended mouth-watering floral finish for over a minute. This wine is ready to be savored now, and will evolve with time in the cellar, for years to come. Combining the power of Mountain-grown Zinfandel with the voluptuous texture of Calistoga Petite Sirah can be magical. Mending Wall Mortar and Stone is a stunning example of this. The Zinfandel arose from the iconic Aida Vineyard atop Altas Peak, and the Petite Sirah comes from one of the most celebrated vineyards for that varietal in the New World, which was the former source for Carver Sutro.