Composition: 69% Zinfandel, 31% Cabernet Sauvignon; Oak: 100% French oak, 50% new
The aromatics are ripe and inviting, with layers of raspberry jam, chocolate-covered cherries and clove, all underscored by subtler notes of vanilla and sweet cedar. A full, rich jammy entry offers immediate pleasure, with rich milk chocolate flavors supporting a juicy mid-palate. The finish is long, textured and sophisticated, with lingering flavors of tobacco, dried sage and lavender.
2009 presented certain challenges—from early shatter to late-season rain. We responded with site-specific techniques that included aggressive leafing, an early thinning protocol and a heavy field sort to select only the most desirable grapes. Attention to detail in the vineyards, and during harvest and sorting, yielded high quality fruit.
I definitely get the raspberry they describe, good full bodied wine. Highly recommend this 2009 blend.
(Aug 16, 2012 at 4:05 PM)
This wine is great! It's has a nice bite when it first hits your tongue, then a really smooth finish, and an awesome after taste!