Region: Sonoma County, CA
Wine is a living, breathing entity. Like us, it evolves with time. Often you can experience a wine's evolution over years, or months, or hours. This one is intriquing! It kept me engaged as it changed over the course of writing these tasting notes. What a fascinating experience, and the following is how I captured its journey.
In the glass, the wine shows a deep red color. The nose reveals cranberry jam, dried lavender and toasted hazelnuts. The flavors are many; juicy cranberry and boysenberry, ripe plum, smoked fig and tart cherry. True to its varietal, it is spicy - star anise and black pepper. Pair this ever changing selection with our favorite curry dish or spicy barbeque.
RegionBacigalupi Vineyards, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, CA
AgeabilityDrink now over the next year
- Zinfandel was sourced locally from the legendary Bacigalupi Family Vineyards
- Fermented in small batches with 15% whole cluster, cold-soaked for 72 hours and extended maceration for 7 days