Opolo Mountain Zinfandel
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If you are one of those that believe bigger is better, read on. Appropriated named both for it's beautiful bouquet of fruit, as well as where the grapes are grown, this full-bodied Zinfandel has plenty of black cherry, plum and sprice and is framed by soft tannins and balanced acidity. Zinfandel isn't known as America's most decadent red for nothing.
The 2012 Mountain Zinfandel is an aggressively fruity, dark, rich wine. Jammy aromas of raspberry and plum are balanced by floral lavender and violet. A lush, round mouth of plum and cherry flavors lead to a finish that is long and satisfying.
The fruit for the 2012 Mountain Zinfandel was sourced from eight vineyards in Paso Robles, an appellation justly famous for producing intense fruit forward zinfandels. Opolo sourced the fruit for the Mountain Zinfandel from vineyards located in the historic Santa Lucia Mountain range. The climate of these Westside Paso Robles vineyards are characterized by slightly cooler growing conditions due to coastal temperatures and austere soils which produce a fruit with exceptional varietal character and expression.
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This wine is bold enough to accompany spicy fare brilliantly - try it with spicy sausage like Andouille or Opolo's own Cevap Cici!
Brix at Harvest:27.3
Aging:10 Months in French, American, and Eastern European Oak
One of California’s oldest varietals, this grape actually hails from Croatia. Red Zinfandel makes rich dark wines that are high in alcohol and medium to high in tannin. The can have a blackberry or raspberry aroma, a spicy character and even a jammy flavor. Some Zinfandels are relatively light-bodied and meant to be enjoyed young, while others benefit from aging.