Blend: 63% Zinfandel, 21% Cabernet Sauvignon,
12% Syrah, 2% Merlot, 2% Petite Sirah.
Our Climber Red brings together our favorite varietals to create a versatile,
food-friendly wine that unveils new aromas and flavors with each sip. Fermented
separately and then blended prior to bottling, each varietal component adds its own
special characteristic to the wine – jammy fruit from the Zinfandel, smoky meat
characters from the Syrah, juiciness and deep ruby color from the Petite Sirah and
structure from the Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. the fruit comes from sustainably
farmed vineyards located in Mendocino and Lodi.
Classic Zinfandel aromas of dark cherry and spice intermingle with notes of
blackberry pie and a slight note of pepper on the nose. Flavorful layers of brambly
blackberry fruit, red currant and juicy, ripe plum greet the palate and lead to a well
structured mouthfeel featuring a long fruit Filled Finish with soft, subtle tannins.
The 2009 Climber Red is a pizza wine at heart but can hold its own with any red meat, spicy red sauce pasta or hearty fish dish.
"This is a very good wine. Made from Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Petite Sirah and Syrah, from around the state, it's absoluutely dry, rich in tannic structure, and complex, with cherry, berry, tobacco, cedar and spice flavors. An excellent and versatile food wine, at a great price."