TASTING NOTES

2012 The Smuggler’s Son

2012 Bottle Wine Tasting Invitation 2014

The Smuggler’s Son is a micro-production California Red Blend of Old Vine Zinfandel and Petite Sirah with a backbone of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah from the Napa Valley floor. Our complex blending style maximizes the richness of each varietal in our vintage. 2012 The Smuggler’s Son is the fifth award-winning vintage from Virgil’s Vineyard.

2012 The Smuggler’s Son is a fruit forward, bold, balanced, and expressive red wine.  Deep ruby in color with charismatic aromas of bing cherry, white pepper, black currant, and red raspberry. Flavors of blackberry jam and licorice on the front with rich dark chocolate, cherry, and vanilla on the finish. Stylish subtle spices, honey, and cinnamon compliment the taste profile.

An accessible wine that drinks well now.  The complexities and balance will continue to shine over the next 3 to 5 years.  The Smuggler’s Son is  hand crafted to be enjoyed with family and friends.

All grapes were sourced from Napa and Contra Costa County premium wine country vineyards whose quality fruit has graced outstanding commercial wines in California for years. Aged 18 months in French Oak. 2012 The Smuggler’s Son production size was 400 cases.