A robust Zinfandel from the region's signature 50-100 year-old vines. Jammy with raspberry, milk chocolate and mocha falvors, soft tannins and a supple mouth feel.
Fermented cool to retain the fresh, bright aromatics, we select the most expressive lots to pair with carefully selected blends of oak of various toast levels and forest sources, as well as keep separate to retain their fruit forward expression. After aging, the different oak and stainless stell lots are blended by the winemaker to make a Zinfandel that has the traditional bright raspberry and blackberry tones of Lodi Zinfandel as well as the depth and richness that has become the hallmark of OZV.
Memphis-style BBQ Ribs; Angus-patty Hamburgers with Gruyere; Pepperoni Pizza; Hanger Steak with Balsamic Reduction
98 Pts, Double Gold, "Best of Class of Region," CA State Fair
Gold, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2017
Gold, Houston Livestock/Rodeo Wine Competition 2017
Gold, Grand Harvest Awards 2016
WARNING: Drinking distilled spirits, beer, coolers, wine and other alcoholic
beverages may increase cancer risk, and, during pregnancy, can cause birth defects.
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