This wine is welcoming from the beginning with aromas of Thanksgiving spice, dried basil, and tart ripe red fruit. From the first taste you’re greeted with bright peppered raspberry, cranberry, bramble and pure dark chocolate. The wine continues with balanced acidity, grippy tannins and a touch of sweetness.
We love playing with our food, so here a couple of fun pairings; Indian Spiced Ribs or Harissa-crusted pork roast. In both dishes the sweetness of the meat and the savory spice mixes pair beautifully with this Zinfandel.
Harvested in late 2018, almost in October, so the grapes had lots of time to develop in the vineyard. During fermentation, it was on skins for 14 days to gain rich complexity, and cofermented with 10% Syrah to add a jammy lingering finish.
90% Zinfandel and 10% Petite Sirah
Aged in 50% new French Oak, 25% new American Oak, and 25% neutral oak, for 24 months.