Appearance medium garnet
Aromas blueberry, plum, bakeshop spice, garden soil, bay leaf
Palate strawberry, peppercorn, mint, bold tannin, lingering finish
Food Pairing Suggestions
Zinfandel can stand up to meat dishes and cut through fat providing a perfect balance of flavors. It pairs beautifully with grilled meats, Italian sausage, venison and brisket. Also try tomato based pasta dishes such as lasagna or spaghetti, beef stew or chili and cheeses such as Parmesan, aged Cheddar or Gouda, Asiago or Pepper Jack.
Ready to drink now or lay down for up to 5 years
About The Vineyard
This is affectionately called our “Front Yard Zin”. these grapes were planted in the later 1800’s in the front of our house on Olivet Road.
This wine is unfiltered.
Growing conditions in 2016 were better than average thanks to a solid amount of precipitation during the early winter, followed by an early spring with moderately warm weather consistent throughout the entire growing season. This leant itself to an early harvest and what I would call a “fruit forward” vintage.
Fermentation/Cellaring: open-top fermented for two weeks in macro bins, the wine was then aged 15 months in neutral American oak.
Bottled on January 30th, 2018
Released on March 1st, 2019