Upon arriving at the winery, the grapes are destemmed, crushed and fermented warm at about 85° F in a stainless steel fermenter. The juice is held on the skins for about two weeks before being gently pressed and racked cleanly for aging. Only 30% of the blend is aged on new American oak for 12 months to enrich this fruit-forward Zinfandel.
Our 2014 Zinfandel delights with aromas of blackberries, cassis, strawberry jam and notes of vanilla and toasty oak. Juicy flavors of black cherry and ripe plums round out this easy-drinking, medium-bodied wine. Soft, well-integrated tannins unfold into a lingering bright, fresh black fruit finish with just a hint of mocha. It pairs deliciously with rich pasta, meaty fish, goat cheeses and prime rib.Tasting Notes