Howell Mountain Vineyards Beatty Ranch Zinfandel

Beatty Ranch Zinfandel

Our reserve Beatty Ranch Vineyard designate Old Vine Zinfandel is a hand selection of our best barrels of Zinfandel from this heralded property. Darker in profile than our other Zinfandel offerings, this seductively smooth wine reveals an intoxicating nose of brambly blackberries, blueberry compote, boysenberry syrup, sweet tobacco, roasted coffee, and slight hint of black cardamon. Full bodied with excellent concentration and a silky tannic structure, this wine finishes long and smooth with balanced acidity, and a beautifully textured mouth feel. Like our other 2013’s, this wine is enjoyable and approachable now (with a bit of air), but will cellar exceptionally well.


Top 100 Wines of the Year
— Wine Enthusiast
90 points - This is a concentrated, dark and brooding wine from the producer’s well-known property, sparkling in acidity despite its intensity of weight and length. Blackberry and nutmeg sit atop a soft integration of tannin and oak. Drink now through 2020.
— Wine Enthusiast, Virginie Boone, July, 2016