The words ‘classic’
and ‘perfect’ were tossed around a lot after the 2012 growing season, and this
vintage will always be remembered for its lack of drama! As always, ZD’s
Cabernet is produced from several small intensely farmed vineyards in the Napa
Valley and the final blend consistently results in a unique wine layered with
remarkable flavor and balance.
Each vineyard lot was fermented separately in small open top tanks with regular
hand punch downs ensuring a gentle extraction of tannin and color. After one
year in American Oak barrels and frequent blind tastings at the winery, the
vineyard lots were blended and barrel aged for an additional year before
bottling in July 2014.