TASTING NOTES: We love this wine’s earthy tobacco, spice and black tea notes with its balance of natural sweetness and tannins. It has concentrated flavors of graham cracker, cooked blueberry, and raisins, with a full-bodied structure.
WINEMAKING NOTES: 100% Zinfandel. We picked these grapes late in 2018, in one of our final picks of the year around October (we were pretty tired at that point). At that late time some of the berries had begun to dehydrate, creating more concentration in the wine. The vines at this vineyard are head trained, which creates a more artistic expression with varied levels of ripeness at harvest, typical of old-world Zinfandel.
AGING: Aged in medium plus American oak for 18 months, with the oak contributing vanilla, brown sugar and baking spice notes.
FOOD PAIRING: While you might he tempted to pair this wine with sweets, we believe it pairs best with savory foods or foods that are only slightly sweet. We love this style of Zinfandel with ribs and our homemade Zinfandel barbeque sauce or pulled pork sliders with a sweet barbecue sauce. In terms of dessert pairings, we recommend cookies that are not too sweet or dark chocolate coated dried fruits.
ACCOLADES: Silver Medal, Foothill Wine Fest
127 cases produced