As Winemaker, I love working with this vineyard. It’s always a special moment to walk through the field of century-old vines and taste the plump, flavorful grapes. When the grapes arrive at the winery, you can often smell the pepper and spice throughout the cellar. From the cellar to the glass, the aromatics of this wine are one of my personal favorites.
We are thrilled to offer you this opportunity to taste the 2017 vintage of Gary’s Improv. With its deep shade of purple, this wine has riper fruit aromas with some savory character, such as freshly baked blackberry pie. The palate is soft and graceful, where fruit and tannin co-mingle, resulting in balanced and long-lasting flavors.
With a summer of simple pleasures ahead, this Zinfandel is the perfect wine for outdoor barbecues, picnics and summer adventures. Clif Family Executive Chef John McConnell has created many summer recipes to pair with this wine. You can find them on our blog at www.cliffamily.com.
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