Rich, concentrated berries form the decadent core, layered with intriguing spices and dusty, leather nuances.
From a very rewarding growing season, our Zinfandel shows a deep, heady character that comes from long hang times and complex flavor development. Bright cherries and ripe plums slip in on the palate, lifting the flavors into a spicy finish. Generous and round, with medium weight and supple tannins.
To develop the aromatics and bring forward the nuances in flavor, we let the grapes sit in a cold-soak for three days. During fermentation, we used frequent punch-downs, which maintained constant contact between the rising skins and juice, pulling forward maximum expression of character. To lend subtle nuances of spice, we aged the wine for eight months with French and American oak.
Eight months with French and American oak.
This wine is a welcome companion to barbecued hamburgers, baked penne or roasted pork.