The RW MOORE VINEYARD is one of California’s oldest and best known Zinfandel vineyards, planted in 1905! Many might know this vineyard from the Turley “EARTHQUAKE” bottling. Molly is the niece of Bill Moore (RW Moore) and of course Mike is an Hendry (From Hendry winery fame). Mike and Molly married in 2009, and produced their first vintage from the Moore Vineyard that year.
Bill Moore has owned the Moore Vineyard since 1986. At a time when many old zinfandel vineyards were being pulled and replanted to Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, Bill had the foresight to preserve this important piece of Napa’s history and the wines that it produces. Today, less than 2% of Napa’s vineyard acreage is planted to Zinfandel. The Moore (earthquake vineyard) has been a Turley source for decades, so it was only fitting that Mike and Molly used it too.
Mike & Molly 2018 Zinfandel R.W. Moore
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Robert Parker 91 Points: “Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the Mike & Molly Zinfandel charges out of the gate with gregarious scents of stewed plums, baked blackberries and raspberry pie plus suggestions of incense, Chinese five-spice and tobacco leaf with a waft of hoisin. Full-bodied, concentrated and ever so spicy, the palate is packed with baked berry flavors with lively acidity to balance and pleasantly chewy tannins, finishing long and peppery.”
Wine Enthusiast 93 Points: ”This is a richly layered and complex wine from the great estate site. It is juicy and expressive in bold flavors of cherry and blackberry. With a softness to the palate, it invites one into a supple tannin structure and integrated oak, finishing in just a subtle hint of vanilla.”
FMW 93 Points: “This zin has character. It is graceful, loaded with bright rich red and black fruit. Full in body and well-structured on the palate. The is lush and offers up some baking spice, black pepper and leather on the long lingering finish.”
Winemaker Notes: “Full bodied, yet graceful and smooth on the palate, this wine is delicious now but will show well for years to come. Characterized by black, brambly fruit, pepper, and warm spices.”
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