This classic Zinfandel is made from fruit grown in the fractured rock terraces of Los Chamizal Vineyard on the Mayacamas Mountains, located high above the Sonoma Plaza.
Aromas of spicy black pepper, cassis and mocha perfectly complement the bold fruit essences of cherry and baked plum apparent in the 2004 Los Chamizal Zinfandel. Lush, concentrated flavors of sun-ripened berries and chocolate-covered cherry are softened by a touch of creamy oak on the mid-palate. The mouth-filling texture and velvety tannins lead to a long, smooth finish.
"A ripe, zesty style, with layers of dusty blackberry, blueberry and wild berry that are fresh and vibrant. Well-structured, with good acidity and firm tannins, ending with a dash of spice. Drink now through 2011."