Our Zinfandel 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 garnet color and deep aromas of black cherry, boysenberry, and anise with hints of toasty oak. Juicy flavors of fresh plums, black cherry cola, and a subtle note of toasted wood 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 BBQ pork ribs, slow-cooked brisket, or spicy tomato pasta dishes. A bowl of Cioppino and this Zin in 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).