Saldo doesn’t fit in, but that doesn’t matter. When you’re from “here and there” (that’s what Saldo means in Latin), you don’t need to form to one, single place. That’s the funny thing about expectations—they’re made to be broken.
Dark ruby color with bold aromas of black licorice, black pepper, cherry, and baking spice. The entry is rich, full, and scintillating. The palate is mouthwatering and smooth with a hint of chocolate. The finish is voluptuous with soft, velvety tannins.
From 18 different old-vine vineyards, including sites in Amador County, Lodi and Contra Costa, this wine’s depth and purity are mesmerising. Hints of plum, black raspberry and violet pair with a supple texture and vibrant acidity to moderate the alcohol.
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Medium to deep ruby-purple in color, features exotic spice accents over a core of blueberry and boysenberry compote, crushed black cherries and berries with notes of cinnamon stick and potpourri. Medium to full-bodied, it has loads of spicy black and blue fruits in the mouth with firm, ripe tannins to frame and juicy acidity, finishing long and very spicy. 12,000 cases produced.
This 2015 Estate Zinfandel is produced from 8 acres of vines grown on the Fritz Estate Vineyard nestled in the hills of Dry Creek Valley. Aromas of black currant, red cherry, and raspberry are wrapped in spicy oak. Bright acidity and balanced tannins lead to flavors of red cherry, black cherry, black currant, raspberry, and cocoa with lingering oak sweetness.
Varietal Composition:100% Zinfandel Appellation:Dry Creek Valley AVA
This intense, full-bodied and distinctive wine accents beautifully concentrated black cherry and blackberry flavors with haunting hints of sage, black pepper and balsam. A firm moderately tannic texture is buoyed by good fruit acidity. The vineyard in remote Fiddletown dates to 1865.
Reddish purple color. Black currant, blackberry, plum, chocolate, earthy forest floor, licorice, graphite, and subtle floral aromas of violets. Spice notes of cedar and grey pepper. Lush, very structured but balanced; a big wine with a sensuous texture. Blackberry, black currant, and black cherry fruit, earth and minerals, garrigue (forest floor), firm acid and silky tannins in a very structured wine. Long, sweet, fruit finish of blackberry, peppery spice, and cassis.
A terrific value, this Zinfandel Sonoma County offers terrific, classic notes of dried berry fruits, sandalwood, exotic spices, and brambly herbs in a medium-bodied, ultra-fine, elegant package. Clean, classic style, and it's going to drink beautifully for 7-8 years.
Medium purple-ruby color. Cedary spice, tea leaves, briar, dark berries and pepper on the nose. Light to-medium-bodied, with a bright, fruit-driven palate. On the palate, flavors of cocoa, blackberry jam and strawberry. Easy drinking, moderately structured. Ideal for pastas, burgers, barbecue, chili or a meaty Bolognese lasagna. Good everyday value for those who prefer fruity but dry--not sweet--Zinfandels.