St. Helena is in the heart of the Napa Valley, nestled between?Calistoga?to the north and?Rutherford?on its southern border. On its western side, the Mayacamas Mountains guard it from the cooling effects of the Pacific Ocean; to its east stand the Vaca Mountains. In conjunction, these mountain ranges serve to lock in summer daytime heat. But in the evening, cool air from the San Pablo Bay funnels up through the valley, creating very chilly nights. It isn?t uncommon for temperatures to drop 50 degrees, a shift that promotes a balance of sugar ripeness and acidity in wine grapes.
Our 2014 Vineyard 29 Aida Estate Zinfandel opens with gorgeous aromas of fragrant lilacs, fresh lavenderand Provencal herbs. One might expect red fruit but both the nose and palate are busting with black fruits -currants, black cherries and blackberry cobbler dominating. Cloves and allspice add depth while mineral andstone notes keep it clean and laser focused. is dense wine will age beautifully for 15+ years.