The 2016 Mia Madre Red Blend boasts a vibrant bouquet of ripe plum and blueberry, dried lavender, dark chocolate, toasted cardamom and other exotic spices. With a seductive entry and rich mid-palate weight, layers of unctuous black fruits are enveloped by sweet yet structured tannins. This wine is drinking beautifully in its youth but will age gracefully for 10-15 years.
Farella Malbec: a concentrated and perfumey Malbec vineyard at the foothills of the Vaca Mountain Range. The growing region of Coombsville enjoys a moderate climate from the cooling influence of the San Pablo Bay. This moderate climate preserves aromatics.
Beckstoffer Georges III: The warm climate and ideal soils of this famed Rutherford site produce wines of exceptional fruitiness and approachability.
Stagecoach Vineyard: A high elevation vineyard with rocky, volcanic soils. The wines here are structured and intense.
The 2016 vintage was one of Napa Valley’s best. The long growing season was temperate and even, with just the right amount of sunshine and heat to set up an ideal harvest where we were able to harvest each site at optimal conditions for mature tannins and perfectly ripe fruit flavors.
Winemaker Jennifer Williams has been with Ziata since January 2015. After interning for a harvest at Araujo Estate and Spottswoode Estate, she joined Spottswoode full time and worked under the tutelage of vineyard manager David Abreu before becoming the winery’s vineyard manager for two years, and then winemaker for six years, before launching her consulting business in 2011.