Appearance medium purple
Aromas blackcurrant, cherry, forrest floor, coffeecake, garden soil, eucalyptus
Palate raspberry, black cherry, vanilla bean, black pepper, balanced acidity, silky tannins, smooth finish
Food Pairing Suggestions
This wine is Nalle Winery's version of porch sippin' red to be enjoyed after a satisfying day on the Ranch. The Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon composition allows for great food pairings as well. Try with summer barbecues, grilled meats etc.
"Our wines are meant to age and this one is no exception. Optimal drinking window is 5-10 years" –Winemaker Andrew Nalle
Learn about Nalle Winery’s claret style Zinfandel from Sonoma’s Dry Creek Valley in the recent Wine Spectator article.
Estate Nalle Vineyard
About The Vineyard
The estate 93 year old vines are dry-farmed and head trained, yielding intense fruit flavors, balanced acidity, and structured tannins. Soils here are well-drained, gravelly clay and loam which help to impart layered notes of raspberry and strawberries. The Bernier-Sibary ‘Zinyard’ yields fruit with focused, lively flavors. Harvested and fermented together, the Petite Sirah and Carignane add color and mid-palate strength to complement the brambly, complex flavors. Slightly acidic, fine loamy soils formed from sandstone and found mainly in steep mountainous areas encourage the development of small berries with tempered acidity and weighty tannin structure.
Aging: 25% new French oak, 11 months
Taste this wine with Winemaker Andrew Nalle and Viticulturist April Nalle of Nalle Winery! Find details about the live SIP Virtual Wine Tasting & Education event here.