ZD Wines' New Vertical Collections Feature Rare Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignons
Napa, Calif.—Never before offered as a collection, ZD Wines has opened their library to create vertical compilations of some of their most renowned wines, showcasing multiple vintages of world-class winemaking and exemplary Cabernet Sauvignon. Each offering is a glimpse into ZD’s 50 years of winemaking, allowing enthusiasts to explore the complexity of some of the Napa Valley’s most intriguing wines.
“For serious collectors, this is a rare opportunity to experience today how beautifully these wines mature,” said Brett deLeuze, president of ZD Wines and second generation of the founding deLeuze family. “They tell a story about how Cabernet Sauvignon evolves and continues to develop. It’s a chance to own and enjoy a bit of Napa Valley history.”
Available in extremely limited quantities, the collections offered are:
Classic Napa Valley
This collection showcases ageability of one of ZD Wines’ most well-recognized offerings. Since 1975, the winery has been producing Cabernet Sauvignon from premium Napa Valley vineyards. Each lot is vinified separately, fermented in small open-top stainless steel tanks, and blended. The wine is aged in American Oak for two years.
$11,000, includes 12 bottles each of the 2006 through 2016 ZD Wines Cabernet Sauvignon (11 vintages, 132 bottles total)
Reserve Napa Valley
Crafted from the top vineyards of each vintage, ZD Wines’ Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon balances intensity and subtlety, with nuanced fruit and well-integrated oak that ages gracefully. The wine is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon which is aged for three years in American Oak, with ZD’s certified organic Rutherford Estate as the backbone.
$15,000, includes six bottles each of the 2006 through 2016 ZD Wines Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (11 vintages, 66 bottles total)
Pinnacle Napa Valley
The Pinnacle Napa Valley collection features Abacus, ZD Wines’ most distinct offering. This multi-vintage, solera-style blend expresses the depth of well-aged wine, infused with a touch of forward fruit and intensity of a younger wine. It is defined by ZD Wines’ Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. The concept of Abacus was created more than 20 years ago, and has maintained its iconic status as one of the most complex and innovative wines produced today. The wine is a blend of Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon dating back to 1992, with the current Abacus XXI (Twenty-First Bottling) including 27 vintages of ZD’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon.
$35,000, includes one three-pack of Abacus X through XXI, as well as a reservation for XXII releasing in the fall of 2020 (13 Bottlings, 39 bottles total)
Also new for the 2019 holiday season, ZD Wines has introduced a library selection offering to their First Taste Wine Club. Each year, the ZD Wines team will highlight a historic vintage of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from their extensive library to share through their wine club. This wine can only be acquired through their club membership.
To learn more about ZD Wines’ vertical offerings or their wine club, call or visit their newly renovated Napa Valley hospitality center at 8383 Silverado Trail in Rutherford. ZD Wines is open daily from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Reservations are required for all tours, and highly recommended for the Vineyard View Tasting. Appointments can be made by calling (800) 487-7757 or emailing email@example.com.
About ZD Wines
ZD Wines is owned and operated by the deLeuze family, who is dedicated to producing world-class wines, farming organically, and giving back to the community. Located in the Rutherford region of the Napa Valley, the winery and hospitality center offer panoramic valley views of premium Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards and the Mayacamas mountain range to the west. The deLeuze family produces wines from their certified organic vineyards in the Rutherford and Carneros regions, as well as organic vineyards in Napa, Santa Barbara, Monterey, and Sonoma. With innovative winemaking practices, they produce wines of quality, consistency, and style. ZD Wines is currently celebrating 50 years of winemaking and can be found online at ZDWines.com.