90 points Wine Enthusiast
"This rich, rounded wine is packed with delicious black-fruit flavors on a mouthfilling and lightly tannic texture. It's fruity, ripe and lip-smacking good."
Vinous Reverie Notes
This bottling of Zinfandel comes from Lake County vineyards. All of the fruit is hand harvested and quickly delivered to the winery. The grapes are de-stemmed and gently crushed to tanks for fermentation. Following fermentation, we pressed and racked the individual vineyard lots to American and Hungarian oak barrels for 8 months. Based on our stylistic approach to Shooting Star wines, this Zin is lighter and fruitier than our Old-Vine Steele Zinfandels. We used approximately 80% neutral barrels and 20% new barrels in order to capture as much of the aroma and flavor of the grape as possible. Food Pairing: With pasta in marinara sauce, calzones, grilled meats or lasagna. Also a delicious wine with BBQ.