2006 Sonoma County Zinfandel
With so many components available, coming up with the final blend proved more challenging than usual. Surprisingly, in the end, the “kitchen sink” blend was our favorite, producing a Zinfandel that rivals our vineyard designates in quality. We honestly believe that you would be hard pressed to find a better Zinfandel for the money. If you do, please let us know! Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Dark ruby-purple. Red fruits (raspberries, cherries, and plums) are mixed with suggestions of chocolate and loamy earth. On the palate, full bodied with a mouth-counting richness that belies the acidity and tannin. Optimum enjoyment should be between late 2008 and 2014. (MRO – 3/1/08)