Our Provincial red (a play on words from Provincial wines from France) wine comes from 4 different old vine vineyards scattered throughout the benchlands and hillsides of Mendocino County. Many of these vineyards are still farmed by 3rd and 4th generation Italian-Americans. This vintage displays a rich dark purple garnet color and deep aromas of black cherry, boysenberry, plum, spicy sandalwood with hints of toasty oak. Uplifting flavors of plum, black cherry cola, and a subtle earthiness combine to give this full-bodied Zinfandel a generous mouth-feel. Rich full tannins and balanced acidity lead into a long, lingering finish. Enjoy with garlic and rosemary seasoned lamb chops, Italian sausage, or spicy tomato pasta dishes. A grilled burger with melted gorgonzola in one hand and this red table wine in the other hand is what the good life is all about.
Length/Type of Fermentation: Crushed into open-top fermenters with 4 days of cold soak, pumped over, and punched down twice a day for 16 days.
Length/Type of Aging: Barrel-aged a total of 36 months in a combination of French, American, and Eastern European oak (10% new).