In the tradition of field blends, this Zinfandel also includes a mix of other red grapes (2.5%) with a few whites grapes (0.5%). Even though the other grapes are only 3% of the blend, their presence adds complexity and depth to the tasting experience.
The nose offers inviting aromas of dark ripe berries, black pepper and spices laced with hints of earth and oak. The rich flavors caress the palate as they expose layers upon layers of berries—blackberry, black raspberry, raspberry, dried strawberry and blueberry, plus a little dark cherry. Black pepper, vanillin oak and supple tannins linger in the background to enhance and support the wine.
Food Pairing Notes
Providing a delicious balance of sophisticated flavors with a robust profile, this traditional field-blend Zin pairs well with lasagna with béchamel sauce, or smoked dry rubbed baby back ribs.