2012 2880 Napa Red
black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, currant, blueberry, strawberry, jam, dark berry fruit, high tannin and black pepper
vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, spice box, cedar, spice, currant, blackberry, boysenberry, blueberry and jam
"Fruit is the predominant flavor in the 2012 vintage of 2880 Red Wine thanks to the three signature Rhone varieties Grenache, Syrah, and Petite Sirah that are planted in our tiny one-third acre estate vineyard (aka Backyard) in Calistoga. Aromatically, there is dark fruit (black cherries and blackberries) and a lift of red fruit too (muddled strawberries and bright red cherries). There’s also a hair of bergamot tea or orange rind, which gives the blend finesse. To compliment and round out the barrels of our hand-picked artisan field blend, we added Petite Sirah from the historic Pocai Vineyard in Calistoga which sits just north of Three Palms Vineyard. Pocai’s serpentine soils produce inky goodness (think huckleberry pie), which commingle with the red tones of our estate fruit to yield a wine with a super delicious mouthfeel and taste." - Importer
"2880 Wines are sourced from sustainably farmed vineyards, and is a proud member of Calistoga Winegrowers.
THE 2880 BACKYARD VINEYARD is located on the valley floor -- at the base of Mount St. Helena -- at the northernmost end of the Napa Valley. Thanks to Calistoga AVA’s unique summer temperature swings (cool nights and hot days), its well-drained volcanic soils, and our hand tending, the estate vineyard consistently produces wines that make us proud." - Winery