Heitz Zinfandel Napa Valley Ink Grade Vineyard 2009
Ink Grade Vineyard is located on a rocky shale ridge with terraced blocks which provide maximum sun exposure to nurture the fruit to full maturity. Flavors of strawberry and raspberry jam are spiced up by hints of black pepper and anise -- classic characteristics of the varietal. Medium in body, this is a balanced wine that finishes with well-integrated oak -- adding just a dash of vanilla flavor.
Dusty underbrush and ripe wild berry on the nose. Subtle. Black pepper aromas as well. Subtle nice flavors. Zesty, cedary red berry frit. Baking spice. Not bad, but just uninteresting to me. 83 pts. 5/10/13 at winery