The Crane Assembly Disciples Old Vine Zinfandel Petite Sirah 2016

$44.99

New release!                                                        The third vintage of Dave Phinney's Disciples Red, the 2015 has arrived.  The new Prisoner!  Limited. previous vintage 94 Points Robert Parker:  "The Disciples Proprietary Blend, which is made from 93% Zinfandel and 7% Petite Sirah tips the scales at 15.7% alcohol. The Zinfandel plantings date from the 1880s and were better known as the source for Biale’s Old Crane Zinfandel. This wine displays spicy, peppery steak tartare, roast Provençal herbs, and briary black cherry and blackberry fruit. It has terrific body, length, richness and viscosity. It is a sensational Zinfandel to drink over the next 5-7 years." From the new winery The Crane Assembly, the Disciples Red has quite a back story.  In August of 2012, four friends (Dave Phinney, Darryl Browman, Kevin A. Fox and Bryan D. Sandoli) stood in the middle of a block of hundred year old Zinfandel. The vineyard was planted by George Beldon Crane in the late nineteenth century and is one of the icons of the Napa Valley. Hours earlier they had signed the paperwork to buy the vineyard and it was just in the nick of time...they picked the grapes the next morning.  Since that first year wines were made from our G.B. Crane Vineyard under the el Coco label and the GB Crane label. 

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Ratings on Delectable

Edmond Bordelon Delectable Pro

After reading some of the reviews, we decanted for an hour...all the difference in the world! High alcohol 15.7%! After the hour, the velvet complexity came out. Blackberry and ripe plum. Give it some time, and it will pay back!

After reading some of the reviews, we decanted for an hour...all the difference in the world! High alcohol 15.7%! After the hour, the velvet complexity came out. Blackberry and ripe plum. Give it some time, and it will pay back!

9.0

Devin Healey

High minerality, wet dirt, crushed cherries, plums.

High minerality, wet dirt, crushed cherries, plums.

9.3

Kaitlyn Cramer

Near perfect.

Near perfect.

9.9

Scot Walker

Minerality, raspberries, was better with meat or cheese

Minerality, raspberries, was better with meat or cheese

8.6

Stanislav Lobanov

16.5/20 (90/100) Немного светлое для купажа на основе зинфанделя. Аромат напоминает вишнево-банановую жевательную резинку, спелый ананас, малину и ваниль. Довольно высокая кислотность и интенсивные танины. Странное, но симпатичное вино.

16.5/20 (90/100) Немного светлое для купажа на основе зинфанделя. Аромат напоминает вишнево-банановую жевательную резинку, спелый ананас, малину и ваниль. Довольно высокая кислотность и интенсивные танины. Странное, но симпатичное вино.

9.1

Ryan Vento

I don’t have access to a decanter so popping the cork and letting it sit for an hour is the best I can do. As such, putting my nose in the glass is like getting a potent whiff of steaming asphalt in the hot Texas sun. On the palate brambly fruit, fig cake, chewed cigar, and underripe plum. Eager to see how this is on day two as I like the direction it’s heading.

I don’t have access to a decanter so popping the cork and letting it sit for an hour is the best I can do. As such, putting my nose in the glass is like getting a potent whiff of steaming asphalt in the hot Texas sun. On the palate brambly fruit, fig cake, chewed cigar, and underripe plum. Eager to see how this is on day two as I like the direction it’s heading.

9.0

Pete Carrico

Nice balance, delicious blend.

Nice balance, delicious blend.

9.2

Ray Vanderhoff

Beautiful aromas and flavors of cooked strawberry, plums, baking spices, vanilla and licorice. Soft and integrated tannins. A bit of chocolate on the finish. Excellent!

Beautiful aromas and flavors of cooked strawberry, plums, baking spices, vanilla and licorice. Soft and integrated tannins. A bit of chocolate on the finish. Excellent!

9.2

Jeffery Heavner

Rich , spicey and chocolate on the front

Rich , spicey and chocolate on the front

8.9

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