Aromas of sarsaparilla, dried sage and pastry crust fill out the bouquet. On the palate, the wine is rich and insistent with vibrant acidity and fine tannins. Notes of purple plum, briary blackberry linger all the way through to the wines persistent, supple finish.
This wine pairs well with tomato-based dishes. Try adding in sausage or pancetta to a marinara sauce, or enjoy with pizza topped with fresh mozzarella and spicy coppa.
The oldest vines at Pagani Ranch were planted in the 1880’s though the majority of the vineyard blocks were established through 1922. The gnarly head-trained and dry-farmed old vine Zinfandel blocks are interspersed with Alicante Bouschet and planted in narrow rows better suited to horses than tractors. Most of the farming is done by hand and the resulting wines reflect the meticulous care taken in the vineyard. Silky, lush, and complex, our Pagani Zinfandel is a tribute to one of Sonoma County’s most cherished vineyards.