Perfectly ripened cool-climate zinfandel grapes give this wine a beautiful blackberry aroma and taste while mourvèdre adds a touch of raspberry and enriches the mouth-feel.
~Tasting Notes by Winemaker Betsy Spann
Appearance medium ruby with a hint of purple
Aromas wild blackberries, black cherry, raspberry, cassis, brown sugar, forrest floor
Palate blueberry preserves, dried herb potpourri, farmers market mushrooms, silky tannins
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.
Mayacamas Mountains, Sonoma County & Heringer Vineyard, Clarksburg, CA
Drink through 2023
The zinfandel came from the Peaceland Vineyard in the Mayacamas Mountains of Sonoma County while the mourvèdre is from the Heringer Vineyard in Clarksburg.
– Fermented in open top bins, hand punched down twice daily. Full malolactic fermentation for both varietals was completed in 59 gallon oak barrels.
– The two lots were aged separately in “neutral” 59 gallon French oak barrels for 18 months, then bottle aged for three months prior to release.