Winemaker's Tasting Notes
This juicy and complex old vine Zinfandel features rich flavors of boysenberry and blackberry, buttered brown sugar and exotic spices.
Cellar Angels Tasting Notes:
Appearance medium+ ruby-purple
Aromas ripe plum, Crème de cassis, spice rack, molasses, mushroom, dried meat, violets, cigar box
Palate boysenberry, black currants, cassis, clove, cocoa powder, smoked poblano pepper, medium acid, integrated tannins, smooth finish
Food Pairing Suggestions
Excellent pairing for your grilled dishes, BBQ, meaty pastas and pizza as well as a perfectly delightful wine on its own.
About The Vineyard
Burnett Vineyards, a 98-year old vineyard in the heart of the Dry Creek Valley produces Grenache, Zinfandel, Carignane and Cinsault. Consistently yielding beautifully complex grapes with undeniable flavors, this vineyard is used for many of Spicy Vines’ most popular wines, such as “Zin Master” Old Vine Zinfandel, “EDGE” Red Blend, “Violet Rose” Rosé and our “Original Blend” Red Spiced Wine. Almost a century old, the magnificent head-trained vines take on a character or their own. In their prime months of development, just before harvest, many grow to reach over six feet tall. Working with this vineyard is, in itself, preserving a piece of history. Cool nights and warm days allow this dry farmed vineyard to crawl along at its own pace, yielding complex fruit and dense flavors year after year.
This is a California old vine Zinfandel that comes from Burnett Vineyards in the heart of the Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County. Cool nights and warm days allow this dry farmed, 101-year-old vineyard to yield complex fruit and dense flavors.
Barrel Aging: Aged for 22 months in all American oak barrels gives the wine a wonderful spice and a lengthy finish.