2007 Brazin Sommer Vineyard Zinfandel shows bold, concentrated aromas of ripe plum, blackberry, and black currant. Intense fruit flavor carries through to the palate along with hints of clove, nutmeg and earth. This full-bodied Zinfandel does not disappoint, showing luscious tannins and a lingering finish. Don’t be afraid to pair with flavorful dishes such as grilled lamb kebabs or Zin-spiked Texas beef brisket.VintageCalifornia experienced ideal growing conditions in 2007. A dry winter led to an early bud break. Temperatures for the remainder of the season were quite moderate which facilitated longer hang time in the vineyards. In September, grapes were handpicked at night (under lights) into small bins and rushed to the winery before daybreak. Once in the winery, the grapes were gently de-stemmed into small lot fermenters and inoculated with specialty yeasts which are known to produce rich, powerful wines. After fermentation, the wine was pressed into small American and French oak casks where it aged for 18 months.