A key to this wine’s rich flavor profile is the 20 months in an American barrel (130 gallon “puncheon”) thus given the name "Amerique." The French cooper, Seguin Moreau, crafted the barrel using the tight grained oak for it's celebratory Christmas spice quality and blueberry pie flavors. The wine’s multilayered red berry character is nuanced by hints of nutmeg and vanilla bean spice leading to a finishing crescendo of wild herb-like accents. This extremely limited wine ( only 44 cases) is a must for collectors of fine Zinfandel. Enjoy now through 2015.