Tres Sabores

2016 Zinfandel

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2018 Offering
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Auction 22 | Lot No. 226


Tres Sabores


5 cases produced


  • An extraordinary lot of Rutherford estate Zinfandel from 45-year-old, western benchland vines
  • Celebrating 30 years of living on and harvesting the fruit from this remarkable vineyard
  • From healthy, dry-farmed soils and the second-oldest certified organically grown vines in Napa Valley
  • Tres Sabores Zinfandel is known for its sublime balance, elegant style, verve and focus on terroir

Western bench land Zinfandel still growing in Rutherford? You can assume that this vineyard of certified organic, dry-farmed fruit produces a Zinfandel that is a true pleasure to drink. Years ago my children, all raised on property, got together and said to me, "Mom, you know it's time you really did start to tout Tres Sabores as the prime Zinfandel-producing estate that it is. Your Cabernet Sauvignon is great as well, but focus on the Zin - it truly is the heart and soul of this property. Be proud of what's happening on the ranch." This specially selected lot is offered in celebration of our entire family farming this beautiful vineyard of Zinfandel for 30 years.

Wine Facts

  • Single vineyard wine
  • Wine was dry farmed
  • Sustainably produced
  • Organically produced (also commonly called "organically grown")
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Julie Johnson

Winemaker, Tres Sabores

Winemaker, Julie Johnson

I married a winemaker. Then I married another winemaker. They both make great wine and I've learned a great deal through a 30-year-long process of love and osmosis (and personal gumption, I guess!)

I was encouraged to start making wine in 2001 - "Don't you think it's about time that you start making the wine (from your front yard)?", he said.

Country born: United States

Education: Pre-med, Bowdoin College
Public Health & Public Health Nursing, Columbia University
Numerous classes
Lots of sweat equity

Years in the wine industry: 30+ years

Honors / Awards:
Gerald Asher just called my 2007 Rutherford Perspective estate Cabernet "impeccable, with a perfect balance, complete." That's pretty wonderful feedback from my point of view.

Winemaking Philosophy:
Act as a steward for the terroir and let it speak to you. Make the wine you personally love to drink.

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