Nose

chocolate covered maraschino cherries, which leads into notes of strawberry preserves, vanilla extract, and caramel.

Palate

cherries jubilee, classic briar, a hint of tobacco, and a pinch of delicious chocolate mocha.

Winemaking

This Zinfandel was cold soaked for five days, then went through primary fermentation with two daily pump overs to dryness. Only the free run juice was extracted and barreled down to once used American oak from our Chardonnay program. The wine was aged in barrel for one year with no racking to maintain bright fruit and to preserve the soft and supple tannins.

Aging

American oak

Appearance

deep ruby core color and a hints of purple on the edges.