About Buehler 2015 Zinfandel, Napa Valley
A rare find Zinfandel with several years of bottle age. Buehler Vineyards is a fourth-generation vineyard and winery perched on a mountain top just five miles east of St Helena. Situated on three hundred acres, the family has been farming Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel for more than four decades.
The grapes for this 2015 Zinfandel are from estate vineyards as well as other select Napa Valley vineyards with low yields vineyards. Dry-farmed for over 28 years, our 4.5-acre estate block consists of mature 41-year-old vines. Interspersed among the head-trained vines are a handful of Petite Sirah vines representing perhaps 5% of the total vines in this block. The 2015 Napa Valley harvest delivered an early, high-quality Zinfandel crop. Grapes were fermented in temperature-controlled tanks and the wine aged for 12 months in a combination of French and American oak barrels, 20% new.
Wine Enthusiast Magazine awarded this an Editors' Choice and scored it 91 points saying "This is a great value for a wine of such quality, made with a handful of Petite Sirah that grows in the same field-blended site. Layered and grippy, it shows structured blackberry and mocha flavors around secondary tones of leather and earth."