2015 Broken Earth Vineyard Select Zinfandel
Zinfandel is certainly a Californian favorite and to release one it must meet all the expected criteria. This wine does that . . and more. The 2016 Zinfandel is apart of our “Vineyard Select” range; it is not from our estate but carefully selected from another vineyard and crafted with care, ending with a wine that does not overpower, but does over deliver.
Its almost transparent candy-shade red hue will let you know that this Zin is softly scaled in comparison to the other Zins of this region. Nuances on the nose include dried herbs, licorice, and summer raspberries. These flavors relax and stretch out on the palate, leaving tastes of juicy fruit that are able to shine through the soft tannin structure. To achieve a restrained style of Zin, the fermentation is kept very low, keeping the flavor balance in check.
Masses of ripe fruit, with generous warmth on the palate, ensure this is a wine to remember. This wine works with an array of foods like BBQ’d chicken, tomato-based pasta dishes, and Margherita pizza. Or if you have a sweet tooth, try it with homemade caramel ice cream. Consider this pairing a gift from the winemaker!