Gait “Howell Mountain” Zinfandel (2018)
"Vibrant layers of red and black fruit mingle with hints of violet, dried herbs and black licorice. the flavors echo the aromas, with lovely black currant and licorice elements supported by soft tannins and an excellent structure."
Local vignerons have honed their choice of grape varieties over the past few decades to cover the classic Californian "big reds" of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel and Petite Sirah. White wines barely figure in the Howell Mountain wine portfolio but Viognierand Chardonnay have managed to get themselves noticed within the appellation's vineyards. Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel are some of the most celebrated wines in California, with their big, powerful flavors and robust tannins.