The severe drought of this vintage produced small berries and clusters, enhancing the color and concentrating the flavors. The result was a wine with the rare blend of both power and elegance.
We co-fermented the Zinfandel with a touch of Petite Sirah to add complexity and structure and then aged the wine in large oak casks so the flavors are well integrated but not overwhelmed by oak. This food-friendly Zinfandel’s fresh flavors of ripe blackberries, black cherries and a hint of pepper on the long finish is the perfect match for grilled meats with barbecue sauce, sausage pizza and hearty pastas.
Blend: 97% Zinfandel, 3% Petite Sirah