The aromas identify the unique character of Brandlin, offering red
raspberry, lavender, white pepper, clove, ginger, anise, and ripe plum notes.
The mouth is voluptuous, seductive,
and lush, with a low tannin profile. Good acidity conveys liveliness. There is a soul and personality that says
2007 is a wonderful vintage. The growing season got off to an early start, and good ripening conditions
throughout the summer resulted in a harvest that started on the earlier side. It was an outstanding year for
Zinfandel, and the wines offer lush, ripe, flavors with very supple tannins and more immediate appeal than those
from other vintages.
Bottling Date: March 11, 2009.
Fermentation: 15 days, peak temperature 84º
Maceration: 18 days total before pressing .
16 months in 100% French Oak, 40% new “Burgundian Coopers”.
Dark ruby in color.