Bright, forward fruit dominates this fruit-driven Zin, with flavors of blackberry, boysenberry, and black cherry harmonizing with sandalwood, pepper and spice. The wine is balanced and harmonious with a medium cedar finish. A bright garnet color sparkles in the glass. Six years old, and still going strong! $15/bottle
This wine is delightfully focused and classically Zinfandel, with intense bright berry aromas and flavors – cranberries, pomegranate – and layers of complexity – cacao, cinnamon, leather and tobacco. Balanced and harmonious, the wine had a medium to long finish that called for another sip. It, too, had a bright garnet color, sparkling and inviting.
This was a wet year, and the resulting grapes gave the wine a much more opulent mouthfeel, softer with a velvety finish. The generous berry flavors had an undercurrent of cloves and cinnamon. The winemaker did a great job showcasing Mother Nature’s vintage generosity yet preserving the vineyard pedigree. Balanced and harmonious, this wine has a darker, ruby hue with delightful aromatics.
Big, bold, fruit forward Zinfandel. Great balance, medium/high acidity which makes it easy to pair with foods like tri-tip because it cuts through the protein and fat; makes you want to keep coming back for more! Bright ruby red in color, beautiful berry & spice nose, with a palate packed full of red and dark berries, medium tannins and juicy acidity. Like all great Zinfandels, this wine has a mixture of ripe, jammy and dried fruit since Zinfandel grapes ripen differently on the vine giving a complex fruit profile. Vanilla-oak spice adds further complexity and depth producing a wine that is approachable now with the capability to cellar and soften over the next handful of years. Very delightful!
Olive & Orange Bistro at Rio Bravo Ranch
Countryside Market – Comanche and 178
Buzzard Gulch – Kernville
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Sully’s – Ming Ave / Stockdale / Olive Dr.