Bill Dowd photom2 -- for Layne Montgomery and Chris Matheny -- produces ultra-premium, small-lot wines from grapes grown throughout California. I tried one of their efforts at a group tasting in the Lodi Visitors' Center.
• 2006 Barrel Sample:
This example of old vine zinfindel is typical of plenty of small-batch efforts in northern California. It boasts a rich burgundy color, a very bold nose and immediate fruit. The lush mouthfeel and long finish make this elegant wine something to linger over.
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