2017
Exclusive Selection

Zinfandel
Description

JC’s Picks are small-lot selections chosen by Jean-Charles Boisset exclusively for the Wine Living collection. Available for a limited time, each wine is crafted by our winemakers to deliver the highest quality for the price. JC’s Picks selections are not sold in tasting rooms or in stores, and are only available through your Boisset Wine Ambassador.

Tasting Notes
Aroma: 

On the palate, there is a hint of oak accompanied by notes of raspberries, strawberries, licorice, red currants and spice. 

Palate: 

The finish is slightly sweet with flavors of cranberry and pepper rounding out the wine, making it the perfect pairing for rich cheeses, duck, and roasted lamb.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

The 2017 vintage marked the end of a 5-year drought. Harvest began early at a normal pace in many regions, and then progressed rapidly during a heat wave in late August and early September. Grapes ripened gradually in the cooler temperatures arriving in mid- September. In October, wildfires arrived at the end of harvest when 90% of the grapes were already in. The fires challenged the entire community, but Napa community is resilient and continued to move forward with a profound appreciation for everything we have.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Napa Valley
  • Alcohol: 15%
  • Ageing:
    • ​ 10 Months in French oak
    • 25% New oak
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Duck, Roasted Lamb
Cheese & Nuts:
Rich cheeses
$50