The 2016 marks the 5th straight year of a stunning vintage for Scout’s Honor. This plush, intense red blend honors our late and beloved Labrador Retriever, Scout. Based on a tradition of producing a full bodied and delicious red wine, we start with a base of old-vine Zinfandel and build upon that with dry-farmed Petite Sirah, old-vine Charbono, and finish with mountain vineyard Syrah. The result is an unpreten-tious red wine that is ready to enjoy upon release.
This vintage has a sumptuous concentration on the nose of sweet black fruit, crushed blue herbs, anise, black truffle, and vanillin. The palate is rich with sweet blueberry and raspberry fruit, dried cherries, black currants, and pepper spices. Fleshy and succulent with an enveloping masculinity of char and tannins from the Syrah, Charbono and Petite Sirah. A seamless balance and mouth coating delicious-ness are found throughout with an extra long finish that is quite pleasing to the senses.
2016 Scout’s Honor is certainly a generous mouthful of red wine that we recom-mend be opened and enjoyed immediately upon release. Cellared correctly it will age for 5 to 10 years.