Bright and earthy on the nose, the wine features notes of black cherry cola and blackberry crumble. This wine has great intensity and structure with silky dense fruit upon entry, and notes of dark chocolate shavings, star anise and raspberry on the palate with a dusting of spice on the wine’s rich lingering finish.
Grilled steaks and spicy marinated lamb kebobs would pair terrifically, and aged gouda and pastas sauced with a meaty tomato ragù would be splendid as well.
Planted in 1926, these vineyard blocks are some of the oldest in the Dry Creek Valley and farmed by fourth generation Saini family members. The Seghesio and Saini families have a long and rich history of working together over four generations. Our Saini Farms Zinfandel is sourced mainly from old vine blocks planted on the Dry Creek bench, which is composed of gravelly clay loam with a striking red color and exceptional drainage that stresses the vines, encouraging concentration and structure in the resulting wine.