Ruby red and purple in hue, this wine has aromas of ripe red fruit, with hints of sage, cinnamon and pepper. The fruit flavors flesh out on the palate, dominated by raspberry, boysenberry and red cherry, complemented by hints of nutmeg, rosemary and spice, for a classic varietal character. Soft, supple tannins create a firm, yet lush mouthfeel. With its bright fruit-forward
flavor profile, this wine is created for immediate enjoyment.
41% Amador County (Sierra Foothills)
32% Mendocino County (North Coast)
27% Sonoma County
About Mendocino, Amador and Sonoma Counties:
Mendocino's Mediterranean climate is notable for warmer days, which provide optimal ripening conditions, giving this wine its fruit-forward flavors, while cool evenings help the Zinfandel retain balanced acidity and moderate tannin structure. The ripe fruit from Amador County provides its jammy notes, while Sonoma County grapes give the wine spicy notes of clove, nutmeg and allspice, with hints of black pepper.
"Here's a deeply flavored, lusty young Zin that really shows off the variety's briary personality, even though it hails from three different counties. Very rich in blackberries, mulberries and currants, it's enormously spicy. Thoroughly enjoyable with barbecue and Mexican fare, like beef tacos.
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This Zin was a bit disappointing. Not as much fruit forward as traditional zins.
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