Mending Wall Mortar & Stone Red Wine 2015, Napa Valley, California

The name Mending Wall comes from the Robert Frost poem about two neighbors who meet once a year to restore the boundary that separates them, the boundary that brings them together. The name for this wine suggests a bonding process, a coming-together of two separate elements that combine to create a unified structural whole. 2015 vintage – The Zinfandel from high atop Atlas Peak is robust, showy mountain fruit. Vines in the historic Mountain Peak vineyard produce some of the most impressive berries we’ve seen in this varietal, nicely structured and spicy rather than super jammy. That spice component pairs beautifully with the final vintage of our estate Syrah. Once again, the venerable Palisades Vineyard Petite Sirah completes the blend, lending tannic backbone and deep, black color. It has a seductive appeal – dark, sultry, moody in the very best ways – with good balance between earthy inputs and luscious fruit notes.