The majority of the fruit for this wine was sourced from the warmer regions of Napa Valley, including St. Helena, Oakville and Calistoga. Zinfandel is not nearly as ubiquitous as Cabernet Sauvignon in the Napa Valley and makes up just 2% of total Napa Valley acreage.
Joe Shirley extensive experience in crafting Napa Valley wines now lends to his winemaking efforts on pure varietal expression for the Napa...
Joe Shirley extensive experience in crafting Napa Valley wines now lends to his winemaking efforts on pure varietal expression for the Napa Cellars wines. Beyond the sensory-driven, artistic side of winemaking, Joe is also a leader in the technical aspects of his craft. His work on grape seed tannins was published in the American Journal of Enology and Viticulture. Joe also did the research and was a co-author of a letter published in the Lancet (the British equivalent of the Journal of the American Medical Association) on the phenolic content of chocolate.