WE 90 Pts - According to Wine Enthusiast - "Balanced, with a lovely floral bouquet, this offers a richness of tropical fruit on the front palate, founded upon soft and subtle vanilla, tropical mango and oak. The medium-bodied style of the wine remains in check with cooler-climate aspects of wet stone and classic minerality, finishing crisp and lingering in ginger snap."
93pts, Gold Medal, San Diego International Wine Competition, 2015 -
Gold Medal, San Francisco Int'l Wine Comp., 2015 -
Very Highly Recommended, California Grapevine, 2014 -
Best White, Best of Class, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, 2015 -
Winemakers Notes - "Yet another near-ideal growing season provided Napa Valley with an excellent 2013 harvest to mark ZD's 45th vintage. An ample number of warm days and cool nights allowed for very slow ripening and optimal flavor development. Bright forward aromas of guava and tropical fruit are complemented by subtle hints of orange blossom and sweet vanilla. The palate is full bodied and lush with notes of pineapple, mandarin and lemon rind that integrate wonderfully with natural acidity and subtle oak." 13.5% ABV.