2012 Shelter Zinfandel
2012 Shelter Zinfandel Exhibits a wild mountain berry-scented nose intermixed with hints of incense and spice box. Super-rich with abundant black fruit, plums, earth, pepper, and spicy characteristics, this full-bodied, layered, velvety stunning Zinfandel is capable of lasting for a decade or more.
Once in a while you get a wine that just comes together with time in the bottle absolutely brilliantly. This is that wine! This wine rocked my senses, massively rich and decadent, screaming for a double cream blue stilton cheese with figs. The wine reminds of the finest richest Turley or Martinelli Zins, oozing rich massive sweet black fruits that just coats the palate in pure pleasure. This is an insane opportunity on pinnacle quality Cult Napa Zinfandel at a tremendous price. The wine is brought to us by David Stevens. David hails from North Dakota, tired of the cold winters he found himself in Napa, working at one of the most esteemed restaurants in the valley, Tre Vigne. He worked the bar their exposing his palate to some of the best wines coming out of Napa. This lead him to become the wine buyer, tracking and securing the absolute best. He then founded one of the finest boutique stores in Napa that focuses on only the hardest to insider Napa cult wines. All of this allowed him to forge strong relationships with the finest vintners in Napa, growers, managers and winemakers. He would hear about small batches of some of the finest juice in Napa, made by the greatest winemakers that were available. Often when a final blend is put together, Some barrels are left out. Not because of the quality of the wine but because enough was required based on the blend that was chosen.
This led David with a benefactor and a friend of mine to start Shelter and these wines represent some of the finest quality, I am talking the absolute best, to be had at spectacular prices. I can tell you that the wine was made by Bob Foley (left), one of the Superstars of Napa, made this wine. Bob founded Pride Mountain and made it the world class producer it is today. He also makes his own Robert Foley Wines as well as Hourglass, Paloma and Switchback Ridge. I cannot tell you which vineyard this Zinfandel comes from, litigation would follow. I can tell you it is famous vineyard in Napa and reminds me of the cult zinfandels of Turley, Martinelli and Bedrock Wine Co. The wine is the 2012 Shelter Zinfandel, the wine was an absolute steal at $39.99 with free shipping on a case. Now while supplies last, this a beginning of the year deal, we have it down to $22.99 still with free shipping. This is as good as Zinfandel. Bouquet to palate to finish, this wine will astound you. I have 26 cases to offer and that’s it.