Our Diamond Collection Zinfandel is crafted by blending fruit from several different
appellations, which feature different clone selections, soil types and cultivation
methods. We source both hot and cool climate Paso Robles fruit as well as fruit from
By combining these different styles of Zinfandel, we achieve a wine of greater
complexity and character. 2009 was an excellent vintage that experienced a mild
spring, warm summer weather and no abrupt climate changes at season's end.
These conditions resulted in profusely aromatic fruit with exceptional weight and
balance. We also added an extra layer of complexity by blending in a small amount
of Petite Sirah. The resulting wine has a solid structure and mature tannins, which
balance Zinfandel's inherently jammy nature.
Aromas Crushed raspberries, strawberries, toasted oak.
Flavors Briary blackberries, plums, pepper, cloves and cola.