2016 Zinfandel Russian River
Our Zinfandel comes from Windsor Oaks Vineyard, just south of Healdsburg, California. This vineyard splits itself between Russian River and Chalk Hill with the Zinfandel growing on the lower vineyard blocks. The last several years, the Sonoma region experienced significant drought resulting in dense clusters with intense dark fruit and pepper flavors that hold hints of leather and smoke. We age our Zin in both new and older French Oak barrels for an overall smooth and well-rounded finish.
Classic aromas laden with blueberry and blackberry continue through a rich palate finishing with smooth tannins and pepper.
Windsor Oaks Vineyard
Our Zinfandel was fermented on the skins for three weeks before pressing into both new and older French Oak barrels. We use a yeast isolated from Syrah grapes grown in the Rockpile AVA (American Viticultural Area) of Sonoma County which promotes fruity aromatics which Zinfandels are known for. We perform a full malolactic fermentation to soften acidity and provide exceptional balance to the wine.
Recommended Food Pairings
Game birds, veal chops, pork chops, spicy red meat dishes