December 2017 Wine of the Month Club Newsletter - page 15

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WINE OF THE MONTH CLUB • 1-800-949-9463
WINE OF THE MONTH CLUB SELECTION
“ ZIN • fan • DELL “
Dennis Martin is one of the most
committed winemakers we’ve ever
encountered. Every winemaker talks
about the importance of the soil,
but Dennis takes it a step further by
making each of his wines from grapes
sourced from a single vineyard. He
says it’s the only way to get the
expression in the wine that the soil
brings to it.
He’s not really interested in arguing
about this concept. Instead, he lets
the wine speak for itself. And his
wines speak loudly.
In the case of our selection, the grapes
came from Black Sears Vineyards,
located at the highest peak on Howell
Mountain, 2,400 feet above sea level.
The Zinfandel vines here were planted
over 40 years ago, making them some
of the oldest in Napa.
The vineyard sits above the fog belt,
where the air is cooler, but the sun is
brighter. This combination allows the
grapes to slowly ripen on the vine,
producing intensity beyond compare.
The mountain soil - along with the
bright sun, cool temperature and a
committed winemaker - results in
truly one of the most intense, dynamic
and superb wines we’ve ever tasted.
Black Sears is an apropos name,
because it signals the color of the
wine. And Sanctuary? You’ve found it!
The dense, dark color is an indication
of what comes next: the blackberry
nose, the licorice, damp earth and
flavors of the stunning finish. You
know you’re drinking royalty.
Region: Napa Valley, California • Alcohol: 15.5%
SANCTUARY
Zinfandel, 2012
Dense Black Cherry,
Earth
Massive Weight
Now through 2025
Red Meat
Very Dark, Almost
Black
Huge Fruit, Medium
Tannins
ITEM #: N1217R1DC
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