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The Crane Assembly Disciples 2016

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SKU 07677

750ml

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Production:

68 barrels

To replicate the style and structure of the wines of the G.B. Crane Vineyard we began sourcing from other iconic vineyards in the area. Starting in 2014 with the Morisoli Vineyard in Rutherford and the Milat Vineyard in St. Helena, these vineyards can be considered "disciples" of the ancient vines of Crane. We continue to source grapes from these two vineyards and have found other such bespoke vineyards to compliment the blend. Every year the search will continue and vineyards will be added. The goal is to create a blend that combines these wines, separate among equals, they are the disciples of Crane.

Tasting Notes

Complex and evolving from first taste, unique aromas of granite, brambly fruit, mixed berry cobbler, forest floor and smoke open from the glass. More aromas abound; black plums and boysenberry compote that carry through to the palate that is lush, rich, big and brawny. The finish is lingering and persistent and the wine is definitely addictive.

Winemaker: Kevin A. Fox

Blend Composition

95% Zinfandel

5% Petite Sirah

Winemaker’s Notes

Complex and evolving from first taste, unique aromas of hot granite, brambly fruit, mixed

berry cobbler, forest floor and smoke open from the glass. More aromas abound—black

plums, boysenberry compote—that carry through to the palate that is lush, rich, big and

brawny. The finish is lingering and persistent, and the wine is definitely addictive.

Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country United States
Region Napa Valley
Brand The Crane Assembly
Alcohol/vol 15.7%
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Wine AdvocateA blend of 76% Zinfandel, 13% Charbono, 6% Grenache and 5% Petite Sirah, the 2016 Disciples is medium to deep garnet-purple in color with gorgeous notions of hoisin, Black Forest cake, prunes and potpourri with hints of black pepper, unsmoked cigars and cloves. Full-bodied, rich, opulent and oh-so-spicy, it fills the palate with decadent fruit and a plush texture, finishing with a lively lift. 3,924 cases produced.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, June 29, 2018