Wine Maker Notes
One of the oldest winegrowing regions in the state, Contra Costa County is home to ancient, gnarly vines deeply rooted in sandy loam soils. The warm days are influenced by cool delta breezes that give this area a distinct ripe-fruit profile, highlighted by pepper and chocolate spices. To create a Zinfandel representative of this unique region, we used a blend of fruit from five vineyards in Contra Costa County, combining old, head-pruned vines with newer plantings of Zinfandel to build layers of flavor and depth.
Pair this dark, hedonistic Zinfandel with rich dishes, such as roasted or barbecued meats, sausage ragout, or pasta with rich tomato sauce.