Due east of Napa, tucked away in northern California?s rolling Dunnigan Hills, is a little town called Zamora. Back in the late 1800?s, folks used to call it Black?s Station. At its height, this hub founded by J.J. Black boasted a hotel, two stores, a jail, blacksmith shops and a town hall. Today we grow our grapes in Zamora and we?d like to think that the wines carry with them the character and frontier-style of the old town.
This big, full-bodied wine is unabashedly bold and brassy, from the aromas of toasted oak to the buttery flavors and vanilla finish. While dry, it has a rich texture and the near-sweetness of ripe varietal flavors.?JIM GORDON