17 months in French and American oak barrels
Food Pairing Notes
The bright fruit and juicy texture of the 2018 Zinfandel make this wine a fitting match for fine comfort foods, including barbecued chicken, grilled sausage, Santa Maria-style tri-tip and vegetarian flatbread.
The 2018 Zinfandel offers deep, savory aromas of black cherry and plum with notes of vanilla, tobacco and dusty spice. Bright, brambly flavors of red raspberry and boysenberry unfold across a juicy texture with hints of cedar wood and black tea. Fresh acidity adds lift and structure to a sleek, peppery finish.
The 2018 Zinfandel comes from five separate blocks, with each contributing to a larger sense of character and complexity in the finished wine. Block 49C sets the tone with jammy dark fruit flavors derived from hilltop exposures, while blocks 32 and 49A contribute a dimension of bright red fruits and spice. Blocks 39 and 48 split the difference between red and black fruits with their own spicy nuances.