The 2009 Pagani Ranch Zinfandel is deep garnet in color. The wine shows mixed boysenberry, strawberry, rhubarb compote. Peppermint, old-vine black pepper. It has a medium-to-full body, with round tannins and firm acid. On the palate, tart juicy plum, intense cherry. Layered and sensuous. Like the 2008, this Pagani has the richness and structure for aging. It will develop fully over the next fifteen years.
Blend: 80% Zinfandel, 14% Alicante Bouschet, 4% Petite Sirah, 2% Carignane