Zinfandel 2014, Warren Ranch Vineyard
As this wine opens, enticing, almost perfumey, aromatics appear. Blackberry and sour cherry aromas are layered with a smoky essence, earth tones and a hint of minerality. The silken entry quickly reveals a full-flavored wine, with an opulent blend of plum, black cherry and boysenberry mixed with traces of sassafras and blackstrap molasses. Bright acidity balances the jammy flavors, flowing with them into the lingering finish.
A wine that begs to be paired with smoked brisket slathered with your favorite barbecue sauce, or cannelloni stuffed with Italian sausage, spinach and ricotta.