2020 The Brightest Star
Members-only release until mid-October. Members who purchase this wine online now will also have their club shipment charged to the card on file and shipped now.
After tasting through the 2018 vintage barrels, this was the favorite wine of Mac's business partner and co-owner, Venus. This Zinfandel really spoke to Venus, and we thought it only appropriate to name it for her! Venus received her moniker as a child - her teachers nicknamed her Venus because she was their brightest star. This wine is our newest star too, and while Mac is known for his Rhône wines, one of his guilty pleasures is Zinfandel. Paper Street Vineyard is some of the most interesting and exotic Zinfandel in Paso Robles, and we can't wait to share it with you.
Destemmed and fermented in stainless steel tanks and small, open-top bins, spending between 15-20 days on skins, with a combination of pump-overs during cold soak and punch-downs during fermentation. Aged 22 months in neutral 265-liter barriques.
96 & Gold, Sunset International Wine Competition
94 points, Vinous