California, with its long, balanced growing season and varied soils, is grape paradise. Stretching along the Pacific Ocean, the undulating terrain experiences warm, sunny days tempered by cool maritime breezes. This combination of temperatures allows grapes to develop rich, ripe fruit flavors with bright, lively acidity. Multiple-vineyard sourcing imparts depth, combining the individual characteristics of each vineyard into a complex wine with layers of California character.Our blend is a combination of three varietals selected for their intense fruit profiles. The Zinfandel provides the unctuous, juicy dark fruit that fills out the middle of the palate. The Syrah deepens the intensity of the fruit with dusty cassis character, and the Petite Sirah structures the blend with its big tannins and dark color. Each lot was harvested and vinified separately, drawing forward its inherent character and maximizing its varietal expression. We then blended the wines together into an enjoyable and satisfying whole.
Well balanced, this wine pairs well with foods ranging from aged cheeses to winter roasts to summer barbecues.