WHY WE LOVE IT
  • BLEND
    Zinfandel
  • APPELLATION
    Mt. Veeder
  • ALCOHOL
    14.80%
  • SIZE
    750ml

Today's missive is not just any Zinfandel. It's high elevation, gnarly head-trained, mountain-grown, Mt. Veeder Zinfandel crafted by legendary winemaker, Andy Erickson, who started his career at Harlan and has since held posts as winemaker at Mayacamas, Favia, Staglin AND Screaming Eagle. Iconic and quite the resumé! And lest we forget, 52% off! It's a steal of a braise and BBQ loving wine at just $20 a pop from someone who is one of the most revered winemakers in Napa.

But first, a stroll down Zinfandel lane, shall we? Once upon a time, Zinfandel was the darling of the California wine industry. It created a platform for California to showcase its wine-growing skills and helped launch the region into world-renowned stardom. While Zin has been outshined by Cabernet, Pinot and other reds in more recent years, we welcome it with open arms. Besides, old vine Zin hands down takes the prize for best, most intense looking vineyard. 

Now this is no syrupy nonsensical Zinfandel, no no, this is refreshingly bright with a long, dry finish. It's bursting with blackberries, tart cherries and marionberries with savory thyme, pepper, ever so subtle game and forest floor. Juicy, yet not over the top with a lovely balance of acidity. Only 97 cases produced! There isn't much to go around folks!

We gathered up our stash for BBQ season, better get yours before we hoard the rest! Complimentary shipping on 6+ bottles ($120 a 6-pack!).

TASTING NOTES 

Notes of blackberries, tart cherries and marionberries with savory thyme, pepper, ever so subtle game and forest floor. Juicy, yet not over the top with lovely a balance of acidity.

THE STORY TO KNOW

ROOM is an exploration in winemaking through analysis, art, and adventure.

ROOM examines the intersection of intent and happenstance. We believe the finest results spring from discoveries made through thoughtful analysis. We consciously depart from the rote standards of conventional winemaking, treating each wine as a unique case study, starting undefined, then evolving from exploration and analysis.