Complex aromas of cherry and fig combine with spicy
notes of vanillin and pepper. Delicate well-structured
tannins provide a rich mouth feel and a lingering finish.
The vintage of 2009 began with a dry spring followed by
a mild summer. By mid September the Zinfandel located
at the highest and warmest part of the vineyard was
ready and we began picking. Over the course of the
following three weeks as the fruit slowly ripened, we
picked our way down to the lowest part of the vineyard.
The grapes were fermented in stainless steel, and then
aged in 60% French and 40% American oak barrels for
just over a year and a half.
The wild berry and spice flavors of this rich and elegant
Zinfandel are a perfect complement to tomato sauce
dishes, grilled fish and steak, and rich chocolate desserts.
94% Zinfandel, 4% Syrah, 2% Petite Sirah