VIN91 The 2017 Red Disciples is a Zinfandel-based blend made from a core of fruit from the Morisoli and Tofanelli vineyards in Rutherford and Calistoga, respectively. Pliant, silky and super-expressive, the 2017 is flat-out gorgeous. Bright red cherry, red plum and floral notes all add character to this lifted, gracious wine.
Estate Notes: Energetic aromas abound with Rainier cherry and overripe loganberry flanked by hints of tomato leaf, green tobacco, white pepper and sweet Thai basil. Smooth and enveloping flavors of bramble fruits, a dark stone fruit core and vanilla creme emerge. Effortlessly, the wine transitions into a soft finish of blackberry, lavender and just a shadow of tannin. 64% Zinfandel, 18% Petite Sirah, 13% Grenache, 5% Syrah. Winemakers – Dave Phinney, Kevin A. Fox. 132 barrels produced.
To replicate the style and structure of the G.B. Crane Vineyard we began sourcing from other iconic vineyards in the area. The backbone of the 2017 Disciples Red Wine comes from the Morisoli Vineyard in Rutherford and the Tofanelli Vineyard in Calistoga. The Morisoli’s have been farming their plot of land for 5 Generations, dating back to the 1890s. The Tofanelli’s have been farming their ranch since 1929 and grow some of Napa’s most coveted traditional field blend varietals.