2016 Library Wines Zena Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir
2016 Pinot Noir
94 PointsJosh Raynolds, Vinous
About This Wine
On the nose, dark fruits explode from the glass – black cherry and plum are accented gracefully by orange peel and nutmeg. The complex fruit is showcased again on the palate, with bright acidity and supple tannins lengthening a finish that glides along effortlessly. Dijon clones 115, 667 and 777 integrated seamlessly for the 2016 blend. A testament to the purity of the 2016 vintage, this wine balances power with finesse. The deep color, soft tannins and dark fruit profile showcase the lengthened ripening period, with pleasant acidity providing harmony and freshness. Aged 10 months in 30% new French Oak, the 2016 Zena Crown is a wine that we fell in love with instantly.