Gait 2018 Zinfandell Howell Mountain
Precision Wine Company 2018 “Gait” Howell Mountain Zinfandel
Pairs with: BBQ pork ribs
Good for: 4th of July BBQ and other joyous occasions with friends and family.
I am from: Napa, California
The story: As the name suggests, Precision Wine Co. presents a distinguished and diverse collection of wines. Each wine is made with meticulous attention to detail and a commitment to quality; from harvesting the grapes in the vineyards to designing original packaging, every step of the winemaking process is handled with precision. Their wines are made to showcase the complexity of flavor, diversity of terroir, and distinct characteristics of California’s appellations and wine regions. Their proprietor and vintner, Trevor Sheehan, started his journey to create a top wine collection when he became a winemaker 10 years ago. His first wines were 8 barrels of Chardonnay from the Beckstoffer Vineyard and Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain. Trevor carefully defined his own wine-making style over the years, drawing inspiration from fellow winemakers such as Nils Venge and Henri Jayer.
Why you’ll love me: A dense, concentrated, vibrant ruby-purple in the glass. The aromas are led by spiced black plum accented by sun-kissed violets, lilacs, and hints of wild mint and dark cocoa shavings. The mouthfeel delivers a powerful rush of flavor, with layered red and black fruit perfectly balanced by a streak of acidity. A hint of graphite rides on elegant tannins that lead to a long finish.