2018 Neyers Zinfandel 'Vista Notre Vineyard'
Napa Valley, California
The Vista Nostre vineyard is situated on a hard, rocky outcropping in the Borden Ranch sub AVA of the Sierra foothills, and it has one of the largest natural deposits of quartz in the state. This is reflected in the wine’s engaging minerality. This part of northern California tends to be a warm growing region as well, but a weather phenomenon known as ‘The Sierra Rotor’ serves to bring cold, foggy air in from the Golden Gate and the vines are artificially cooled in the summer months as a result. This easy-to-drink wine blends light oak spices with rich plum and strawberry flavors, kicking in hints of wood smoke and pepper for complexity.