All Zin blocks in 2019 were harvested in early October with very balanced ripening with
“normal” sugar and acidity due to the long and relatively cool ripening season. About 10% of the grapes were fermented in small ½ ton open top fermenters for additional complexity of aromas and textures. The wine is bright and lively with intense “Zini” aromas of dark cherry, blueberry, and plums and some of the typical raisin aromas. The fine oak barrel aging brings in subtle aromas of vanilla, maple, cinnamon and slight toast and smokiness. The mouth feel is solid, with medium to full body and very soft and elegant tannins that accentuate the wine’s long and juicy finish with lively acidity. Zinfandels when balanced are very versatile food pairing wines with broad range and this wine will satisfy your palate with many of your favorite dishes. The wine is delicious now but with some patience and proper aging in 2-5 years it will be even better.
Gold Medal – 2021 Sunset International Wine Competition