Vinous Reverie Notes
Winery: 44% Zinfandel, 32% Carignane, 24% Petit Verdot. The Italian varietal Primitivo and the Croatian varietal Crljenak Kastelanski are genetically identical to the American varietal Zinfandel, however California grown Zinfandel behaves with an identifiable exotic personality and results in great red wines of distinction when crafted by dedicated grape growers and winemakers. To produce elegant Zinfandel wines of luxury and depth, we first and foremost farm concentrated fruit, and then pick early to retain varietal characters and site expression and to avoid high alcohol and overripe flavors. In the winery we carry out ‘old world’ fermentation techniques to impart stability and finesse, and ultimately develop a textural and structured framework by way of extended barrel aging on the lees and bottle aging before release. The result is a classic wine style offering a dense, full-length palate littered in mouthfeel and finishing with succulence all the while accompanied by a range of savory and fruity aromatics and flavors. Full of acid and texture our food wines marry cuisine beautifully.