Peter Franus Red Hills Lake County Zinfandel 2013 is medium ruby in color, offers enticing notes of wild thyme, dried herb, boysenberry, vanilla and cinnamon, with subtle anise notes in the background. Lively and refreshing are the first palate impressions–often atypical for this variety. Blueberries and cream, butterscotch flavors are kept in check with a precise and angular structure. Refreshing and long on the finish, we continue on our mission to offer Zinfandels that are poised and elegant.
Peter Franus’ winemaking philosophy is simple: great wines come from great vineyards. With his 30 plus years experience in Napa Valley, Peter Franus can identify the vineyards that are truly the best of the best in order to source the absolute highest quality fruit and create the highest quality wines. He relies on his own intuition, experience, and takes a minimalist approach to the winemaking process and with this, each of his wines hosts their own unique personality and character.
Napa Valley’s first vines were planted in 1839 and just 50 years later, over 140 wineries were in operation. Fast forward to 1976 with Napa Valley being thrown into the spotlight with the Paris Tasting, where California wines out-performed their French counterparts, shocking winemakers of the world and putting Napa Valley on the map. With its ideal winegrowing temperate climate, mountain ranges, and proximity to the Pacific Ocean, Napa Valley is now the most sought after California wine.
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