2019 Typesetter, Zinfandel, Oakville, Napa Valley
My idol and greatest role model is my maternal grandfather who was a lithographer, Typesetter and printer, Joseph Otto Molz, who lived and worked his entire life in Baltimore, MD. I have fond memories of him emerging from the cellar after a long day to clean off his inky hands. I didn’t know then that my career would take me down a similar path. As a red wine winemaker it is my goal to make concentrated, inky dark red wines that stain my hands for weeks at a time. Please enjoy the results of my craft as a tribute to the Typesetter who made it possible.
This certified organic heritage clone Zinfandel vineyard is on the corner of HWY 29 and Yount Mill Road across the street from Paradigm.
92 PTS, James Suckling
"Aromas of dark plums and blackberries with black coffee, baking spices and moist earth undertones. Full-bodied, juicy and textured with supple tannins and a pretty spiced dark-fruited core. Fruity finish. Drink or hold."
The deep purple plum color coats the glass with strong viscosity and promises an intense tasting experience. The aromas jump out of the glass as old vine in character with candied violets, concentrated raspberry, earth, all spice and clove notes. On the palate the wine really coats the palate with its velvety texture which slowly releases Tahitian vanilla and rich mocha flavors. The wine finishes silky in texture with generous panoforte spice flavors wrapped with a concentrated raspberry compote and rich vanilla.
This big Zin is terrific with thick cut cowboy steaks, St. Louis Style Ribs or Greek style spit roasted lamb with cucumber and yogurt.