Mike & Molly Hendry$33.00
"R.W. Moore Vineyard" Napa Valley
Planted in 1905, the year before the San Francisco earthquake. Head pruned, scraggly vines planted in eastern Napa. Shows the complexity that old vines (5% combined Petite Sirah, Carignane, Mourvedre and Napa Gamay) give and still the richness and power this vineyard is famous for (think back to Turley "Moore Earthquake" if you had the pleasure). Blackberry pie, sassafras, black pepper, cinnamon toast. Strong. A Big Zin lover's Zin.
From May 12, 2016 Newsletter:
MIKE & MOLLY: Husband/wife, Owners/Winemakers. If the name "Moore Earthquake" resonates, it's from the original Turley Zin line-up in the 1990s. This is the same vineyard, planted the year before the Big Earthquake year 1906. It's in Coombsville, Southern Napa Valley. Beautiful spot, and one of Napa's lesser-known treasures for making great Zin. "RW Moore" has been in Molly's family for generations.
These are head-pruned, knotted, wicked-looking vines: the kind that adorn coffee table book covers. These old vines explain the wine's trifecta of richness, power and complexity. Smell & taste blackberry pie, sassafras, black pepper, cinnamon toast. Potent. If you love Big Zins, this is a must. The value speaks for itself.