This Big Smooth Zinfandel offers vivid aromas of black plum, dried cherry, fig and that beautiful note of fresh bramble fruit. Additional notes of soy, black tea leaf and Tahitian vanilla add complexity with each swirl of the glass. On the palate, the silky-smooth tannins are pronounced and mouthcoating, leading to a rich, full-bodied palate where juicy fruit flavors of boysenberry and pomegranate mingle with freshly shaved coconut and subtle black pepper notes – everything working together harmoniously. The distinct powdery smooth tannins are giving and the overall balance of flavor, structure and texture create an overall outstanding expression of Zinfandel.
Our 2016 Big Smooth Zinfandel fruit comes from some great old vine Zinfandel vineyards in the heart of Lodi, California. Lodi, a region known for growing some outstanding zinfandel with unique characteristics, has a Mediterranean climate of warm days, cool nights and deep, rich loamy soils. The Zinfandel from this region is known for being rich, flavorful and deeply concentrated. The majority of our Zinfandel fruit comes from our long-term growing partners at Maley DeVries Road and Mettler Vineyards.