High-altitude vineyards in Mendocino and Lake County produced ripe fruit flavors and balanced acids.By focusing the fermentation, we captured the inherent fruitiness in this Zinfandel.Good maturity levels in the Zinfandel allowed us to harvest the fruit prior to early fall rains.
The harvest gave our Zinfandel a bright, fruit-driven profile, packed with fresh cherries and dark plums. Well-integrated oak imparted toasty spice notes, leaving hints of nutmeg and vanilla. We added a touch of Petit Sirah to lend weight and body to the palate, complementing the vibrant fruit with a heady richness. The lighter style and racy, red fruit acidity of this wine makes it extremely food friendly. Pair with barbecued meats, pasta or pizza.