“This wine is based on a flavor and tradition of building a full bodied, delicious red wine that can be easily enjoyed anytime. We build up a base of Zinfandel with help from Petite Sirah, Charbono and Syrah. The end result is a playful and unpretentious big red that will satisfy time and time again.” ~ Kirk Venge, Winemaker
2015 marks another great vintage here at our Calistoga estate, especially for varietals like Zinfandel, Charbono, Syrah, and Petite Sirah. The growing season started early after an unseasonably mild winter, leading into a cool bud-break resultantly low berry-set. These small bunches outperformed in the cellar: the high skin-to-juice ratio of the must has given us the densest colored wines in decades, and inky color happens to be a hallmark of our Scout’s Honor proprietary red wine.
2015 Scout’s Honor is certainly a generous mouthful of red wine that we recommend be opened and enjoyed immediately upon release. Cellared correctly it will age for 5 to 8 years.