TASTING NOTES

2013 The Smuggler’s Son

The Smuggler’s Son is a micro-production California Red Blend of Old Vine Zinfandel blended with Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah from Napa Valley, and Petite Sirah.

Christmas Bottle 2013

2013 The Smuggler’s Son is a smooth luxurious red wine, a Cabernet lover’s Zinfandel blend.  Deep rich ruby in color with aromas of blueberry, vanilla, and cocoa.  Dark fruit abounds with vibrant flavors of blackberry, chocolate, and vanilla with an elegant finish of blueberry, white pepper spice and cinnamon, with a hint of licorice.  A well balanced wine with smooth tannins and light delicate oak.

An accessible wine that drinks well now.  Our blending style maximizes the richness of each varietal in our vintage.  The complexities and balance will continue to shine over the next 3 to 5 years.  2013 The Smuggler’s Son is the sixth award-winning vintage from Virgil’s Vineyard.

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 wine in California for years.  Aged 18 months in French Oak.  Annual wine production has been increased to 450 cases with the 2013 vintage.