2012 Zinfandel ~ Heritage Vines
Alegria Vineyards Russian River Valley
$45
78% Zinfandel, 13% Alicante Bouschet, and 7% Petite Sirah. The remaining 2% of the field blend includes Carignane, Trousseau, Sangiovese, Petit Bouschet, Negrette, Syrah, Plavac Mali, Tannat, Muscat Noir, Peloursin, Béclan, Cinsaut, and Grenache.
Tasting Notes: Richly textured aromas of bright, juicy berries, dark plum, and spices laced with toasty vanillin oak hint at the depth and structure of this Zin. The smooth entry reveals a delicious mix of black pepper and baking spices that accent the opulent ripe wild blackberry essence. Dried strawberry, cherry, and creamy chocolate join the flavors as they linger on the palate. Integrated oak and acidity form the backbone for this robust yet elegant wine.

This multi-dimensional, complex Zin exhibits the character and depth of our old field-blend vineyard, truly reflecting the sense of place. Enjoy a glass with a balsamic-marinated roast slow cooked with sweet onion, red potatoes, and baby carrots, or with eggplant roll-ups stuffed with herbed goat cheese.