Mending Wall Mortar & Stone 2015
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
The second coming of Mortar & Stone is a revelation. Across the Napa Valley, 2015 produced tiny amounts of small grape clusters with highly concentrated flavors. Although yield was down considerably compared to the preceding textbook vintages, fruit quality was swoon worthy, with dense flavors and heightened tannic expression. The Zinfandel from high atop Atlas Peak is robust, showy mountain fruit. Vines in the historic Mountain Peak vineyard produce some of the most impressive berries we’ve seen in this varietal, nicely structured and spicy rather than super jammy. That spice component pairs beautifully with the final vintage of our estate Syrah. Once again, the venerable Palisades Vineyard Petite Sirah completes the blend, lending tannic backbone and deep, black color. Robert Parker deemed the first vintage of this wine sexy, and we heartily agree.
52% Zinfandel, 35% Syrah, 13% Petite Sirah.