A great Zinfandel that is ready to drink now but easily cellared. Surprisingly very soft with hints of fresh berries on the nose and a great tangy finish. Renwood went very easy on the oak on this Zinfandel, making it an incredibly easy sipper and allowing more pairings then your traditional Zinf. Has great dark colour in the glass and shows great fruit flavours. This wine was given an impressive 93 points.
A fresh and youthful wine. Strawberry and raspberry fruit aromas, with just a hint of oak. The flavours are soft and flavorful with an appealing tang on the finish. This wine is reminiscent of old time Zinfandel, where the fruit is prominent and the wine’s character is very honest with great drinkability. Not serious or complicated, and with none of the heavy influence of oak or overzealous cellaring, it is a great sipping wine.
86% Zinfandel, 10% Primitivo, 2% Roussanne, 1% Mourvèdre, 1% Souzao
The harvest of 2011 had a cool wet spring and cool summer providing moderate growing conditions and a crop size small enough to take advantage of the cool weather. About mid-October a series of storms that usually stay in Washington State and Oregon decided on a not so small excursion to Northern California. These early rains made for a challenging harvest but the dedication of growers to wait for grapes to dry out coupled with the winemaking team going around the clock when the weather was good, resulted in some really nice wines. The colors are dark, rivaling the 2010 vintage, flavours are luscious and tannins moderate.
Food Pairing Notes
Grilled lamb steaks or roast beef, mashed potatoes and the works.