Food Pairing Notes
The beautifully weighted 2019 Zinfandel is an excellent match for Santa Maria-style trip tip, bacon cheeseburgers, herb-crusted rack of lamb and braised short ribs.
The 2019 Zinfandel is an absolute showstopper, leading with complex aromas of brambleberry, rose petal, coffee, sandalwood and toasty oak. A deep yet remarkably sleek texture floods the mouth with flavors of cherry, raspberry, black plum and strawberry cream with hints of cedar, vanilla, light spice and savory herbs. A driving sense of focus and freshness lingers on a chewy, luscious finish.
The 2019 Zinfandel is a special small-batch release from an excellent vintage at Margarita Vineyard. This wine comes equally from four separate blocks, with each contributing to a larger sense of character and complexity in the finished wine. Block
49D provides jammy dark fruit flavors derived from hilltop exposures, while Block 32 contributes a dimension of bright red fruits and spice. Blocks 39 and 48 split the differ- ence between red and black fruits with their own spicy nuances. Margarita Vineyard stands alone as the southernmost vineyard in the Paso Robles region, nestled into the rugged Santa Lucia Mountain range just 14 miles from the Pacific Ocean in the Santa Margarita Ranch AVA. The mountain peaks act as a gateway for cool marine air, result- ing in an extended growing season that yields fruit with uncommon depth and structure. The peaks are also testaments to the tectonic forces that created Margarita Vineyard’s rare diversity of soils, ultimately fostering natural complexity in our wines