2013 Zinfandel ~ Heritage Vines
Alegria Vineyards Russian River Valley
$45
78% Zinfandel, 12% Alicante Bouschet, and 8% Petite Sirah. The remaining 2% includes Carignane, Trousseau, Sangiovese, Petit Bouschet, Negrette, Plavac Mali, Syrah, Tannat, Muscat Noir, Peloursin, Béclan, Cinsaut, and Grenache.
Tasting Notes: This wine shows rich aromatics of juicy vine-ripened blackberries that merge with hints of fresh baking spices and subtle vanillin oak. Bright, youthful flavors of black raspberry and dark plum fill the palate from the smooth entry through the finish, with hints of dried strawberry, vanilla bean, and semisweet chocolate. With more bottle aging, the depth and complexity of the wine will develop further.

Enjoy with grilled pork with a blackberry-sage sauce, or a caramelized onion, mushroom, and goat cheese quiche.