2014 Alta Zinfandel, Cardanini Vineyard, El Dorado County BUY NOW
As a true Zinfandel lover, Proprietor and Winemaker, Rick Davis, wanted a vineyard that balanced the big, jammy notes of classic Zin with the minerality, lean tannins and age-ability of a cooler climate. In the hills of El Dorado County, vineyards range from 1,200 to 3,500 feet in elevation, exposing Zinfandel to hot, sultry days and very chilly nights during the summer season. In addition, the growing season is longer than most appellations, with slow, gradual ripening creating balanced, food-friendly Zinfandels worthy of cellar time.
Clear, deep ruby crimson color with violet glints. A complex, meaty and multifaceted Zinfandel with all the power and fruit of an old vine vineyard. Blackberry, au jus, toasty sweet oak and black pepper aromas are supported by hints of mushroom and dried thyme. The palette follows with juicy berry acidity and velvety chewy tannins. Flavors of black plum skin, fig compote, dried herbs and roast beef with concentrated fruit and a dark, brooding finish.
Production: 220 cases
El Dorado County
October 15, 2015
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