HEY…Everybody… LISTEN UP! I’ve got some important news, especially for all you dedicated and loyal fans of the Heritage Oak Winery 2012 Block 5 Zinfandel. I just have to let you know that we are down to about 15 or maybe 20 cases of this great friend. And more importantly, there is none stashed and there is none aging in the back of the barrel room. I mean none, no mas — no 2013, 2014 or 2015. This means that for a few years, at least, we are going to have to do without this wonderfully complex wine. You see Tom got an offer on the Block 5 Zinfandel grapes that he could not refuse (OOH!!! Shades of the Godfather!) and he sold it off for a couple of years in a row.
So, what’s it all add up to? It means for at least the next couple of years we won’t have this Zinfandel with its wonderfully deep dark color, dark, dark fruit aromas, all that leather on the tongue and that peppery spicy finish. A fabulous wine, and a perfect pairing for a pepper steak done on the grill. So, I am writing to tell you to stock up before venerable ole Block 5 is gone for a year or two.
But, not to fear. We still have all of Tom’s other Zins available right now and aging gracefully in the barrel room for the near future. I had a discussion with a visitor today who asked me, “If you were going to just sit down and enjoy a Zinfandel what would you choose?” Definitely an interesting question. I suggested, and she sampled, the 2013 Block 14 Zinfandel and the 2013 Bartlam Zinfandel. Both met her criteria for a fine sipping Zinfandel and I happen to agree.
So come on by the tasting room and have a taste of all of Tom’s fine Zinfandels. Enjoy the wines — there is one for every moment. And grab a couple of extra bottles of the 2012 Block 5 Zinfandel before we say, “Adios mi viejo amigo”.
- Posted by Jim Curtis
- On April 23, 2016
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