Wine Maker Notes
The majority of the grapes for this wine came from vineyards located in Paso Robles. This region, which sits just east of the Santa Lucia Mountains, is known for its Zinfandel, a varietal that thrives in warmer climates. Due to its close proximity to the Pacific Ocean, the nights remain slightly chilly, but the days are generally long, dry and quite hot.Harvesting the Zinfandel at the peak of maturity, we were able to capture the ripe, jammy-berry fruit that exhibits classic California style. During fermentation, we pumped the juice over the cap approximately three times a day. This allows for maximum extraction of flavors and color, as well as providing necessary aeration that feeds the yeast.
Think roasted rack of lamb, steak or gnocchi when you pop the cork on a bottle of this Zinfandel