Big, bold and juicy, this classic 2019 Russian River Valley Zinfandel sells for $30/bottle out of the tasting room and can be had today for
ju st $14/bottle!
Sourced from a tiny, boutique producer almost solely-focused on Zinfandel for its red wine program who, like so many wineries in Sonoma County, is largely tasting room driven. And, like so many other tasting room driven wineries still suffering from COVID-related hangover's and the reduced traffic this summer, they are looking to free up some inventory.
Bold, brash, and briary, this flagship bottling of Russian River Valley Zinfandel is an archetypal classic, chock full of rich fruit, pepper and the silky tannins that thrill Zin-lovers. It's perfectly balanced however, with it's ripeness and richness caressing the palate, never overpowering.
Medium- to deep-garnet in the glass with a hint of magenta showing freshness. The bouquet features spicy florals wrapped around wild strawberry and blackberry fruit underpinned with chocolate, bourbon vanilla, and toasty black pepper. Plush, juicy and smooth on entry with an open-knit structure piled high with rich boldness delivering blackberry jam, chocolate-covered cherry, black pepper and toasted vanilla laid over fantastic red dust-coated, minerally tannins providing depth and pitch-perfect balance. Pure, seamless, and well-integrated throughout, there is clearly a deft-hand at the wheel here.
100% Zinfandel, 100% Russian River Valley comprised of three vineyard sites
15% new American oak, remainder second and third fill barrels 15.5% alc 200 cases available Bottling end of November date TBD