Cosentino CigarZin was blended from lots from multiple California appelations. The final blend was arrived upon after spending 22 months in small oak barrels. From the winery: "Rich with bright, exotic fruit qualities, our 2009 Cigarzin has a palate saturated with notes of juicy raspberries, cherry liqueur, crushed black pepper and a hint of clove. The wine finishes in layers with a subtle touch of tart fruit and cocoa."
Fragrant floral notes of black fruit, spice and black pepper set the stage for this lush old vine Zinfandel. Extremely rich and well structured with more exotic fruit characteristics than most Zinfandels, the wine’s profile is centered on a core of ripe blackberry and boysenberry with notes of cherry kirsch, clove and pepper. The extremely approachable finish displays dense layers of boysenberry jam and cocoa powder.