Porter-Bass Estate Russian River Valley Zinfandel 2004
Tasting Notes: Rich flavors of blackberries, earth and cocoa hulls. The nose is full of summer roses, cedar and salty sea air. On the palate the flavors of the wine mirror the nose and combined with ripe tannins and balanced acidity create a long seamless mouth feel.
Porter-Bass Vineyards sits nine miles from the ocean in a saddle between two ridge tops. The Russian River swings in a gentle oxbow around these ridges allowing the fog to drift to the foot of the vineyard, cooling the vines in the summer. The forest of Redwood and Fir that surrounds the vineyard protects the vines from strong winds.