The intertwined circles on our label were chosen to represent the marriage of Betty Pocai and Van Ballentine and their two family's vineyards and history joining. We select the best small lots for Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel from our historic vineyards each harvest. These wines are impeccably balanced – crafted to be elegant, distinctive experiences for any wine lover. The Reserve label is the most elevated in our wine portfolio.
This medium-bodied Reserve Zinfandel is perfect for bourbon enthusiasts. Its alluring blend of ripe bing cherry, Campari, and orange peel creates a captivating entrance, while raspberry and red apple notes infuse a fresh and lively character. The subtle presence of toasted coconut adds a layer of richness, enhancing the wine's expressive nature. Hints of pepper provide a delightful contrast, making a harmonious dance of flavor that Zinfandel aficionados love.
93 points, James Suckling
Combining our top wine lots from both Fig Tree & Pocai Vineyards, we are very excited about this release. Crafting small production wines like these really can display what our farming and vineyards can do. Plums and black currant lead this full-bodied concentrated wine. With herbaceous notes, baking spices, and mocha, the wine is lush with well-rounded tannins. A nice decant will open the wine and display all of the beautiful nuances.
94 points, Jeb Dunnuck