The Crane Assembly Disciples
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To replicate the style and structure of the G.B. Crane Vineyard we began sourcing from other iconic vineyards in the area. The backbone of the 2017 Disciples Red Wine comes from the Morisoli Vineyard in Rutherford and the Tofanelli Vineyard in Calistoga. The Morisoli's have been farming their plot of land for 5 Generations, dating back to the 1890s. The Tofanelli's have been farming their ranch since 1929 and grow some of Napa's most coveted traditional field blend varietals.
Energetic aromas abound with Rainier cherry and overripe loganberry flanked by hints of tomato leaf, green tobacco, white pepper and sweet Thai basil. Smooth and enveloping flavors of bramble fruits, a dark stone fruit core and vanilla creme emerge. Effortlessly, the wine transitions into a soft finish of blackberry, lavender and just a shadow of tannin.
64% Zinfandel, 18% Petite Sirah, 13% Grenache, 5% Syrah
Winemakers - Dave Phinney, Kevin A. Fox