Vintage Paso: Zinfandel and Other Wild Wines (ZinFest) is this coming weekend, March 14th-16th! We will be sampling a preview of our 2012 Zinfandel, which is our first Zin, on Friday, March 14th and Saturday, March 15th. I am very much looking forward to this.
My husband, Our Assistant Winemaker and Assistant Vineyard Manager, Ethan Ray, has become a bit of a Zin connoisseur over the last year. In fact, I recently took a girls’ weekend and went to Napa one day. Obviously, since Ethan couldn’t be with me, I bought some bottles for him so he could share a little bit in the wine experience at home. As I stood at the counter of Inglenook, I evaluated my buys and finally became aware that I was buying all Zinfandels that day. In that moment I realized that my husband has become our Zin guy in the family, which is great. I love seeing him get into a wine. So, here’s what the family’s Zin guy had to say about our 2012 Zinfandel:
“It’s a medium bodied wine. It isn’t high in sugar or alcohol. A well balanced Zin. Some nice notes of raspberry and rhubarb. Some pepper. I think it has a touch of tobacco. Has some nice complexity. It’s very enjoyable. We all think it will be a crowd pleaser.”
Yum! I can say that this wine is very smooth and has some wonderful fruit forwardness. The fruit tastes fresh and jammy. I really love it. It looks like we’ll probably be one of the first customers to buy a case.
The 2012 Zinfandel will hopefully be available this Summer, so stay tuned for that!