This is a wine of power and finesse, easily identified as a zinfandel,
yet more elegant and delicate than many. Deep garnet colors lead to
a ripe, medium-bodied wine with aromas of bright cherry, raspberry,
red licorice, clove spice, roasted nuts and a mild pepper spice. In the
mouth the wine is intense and rich with flavors of raspberry, cherry,
licorice and toffee. The finish is well-balanced with soft tannins and
lingering notes of bright red fruit and moderate toastiness. A lovely
Zin for the money is the mantra most often heard from wine writers.
California produces the majority of wine made in the United States. Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel and Pinot Noir dominate the wine production in California, but many other varietials thrive in the California climate. Many fine wines are produced in California using Mediterranean grapes.