A wine of substance, it’s a Cardinal Zin not to drink at the altar of this decadent, spicy zinfandel. This is a refined pleasure, with intense flavors of blackberry mingling with soft creamy touches of oak, vanilla and dry herbs. It’s full on the palate, but not heavy and the fruit is constant from the first sip to the end of the finish.
Zinfandel is all about fruit and spice - red-fruit, black-fruit and everything nice, and we have been attempting to incrementally add elegance and refinement. We have found that by cleverly doing virtually nothing, (in an enlightened Taoist way , we have been able to preserve more fruit in our zin as well as more depth and complexity. What is significant about this wine is its solidity; this is a wine of substance, a densely packed chocolate cherry, with all sorts of complex surprises yet to unfold.