This beautifully balanced and deeply concentrated Zinfandel boasts elegant, complex layers of crushed clove, fresh blackberry, and creamy mocha on the nose. A velvety texture of fine- grained tannins provides structural weight to the ripe fruit flavors of plum compote as well as violet, thyme, and black pepper.
Sourced exclusively from Frank Family’s Lewis Vineyard in Carneros. Here, the predominant maritime influence of the Pacific Ocean and San Pablo Bay creates the cool temperature, fog, and wind that make our vineyard site ideally suited for growing cool climate varieties. Lewis Vineyard consists primarily of shallow and dense clay loam soils that result in extremely low yields, producing grapes with strong character and balanced acidity.
Frank Family is passionate about California’s heritage grape, Zinfandel. A notorious uneven ripener, it is difficult to grow in certain years, but 2019 brought generous sun and a long growing season which provided our grapes with ideal conditions to ripen fully. Aged for 16 months in 33% new French oak barrels, and 67% once and twice-filled French oak barrels.
Pairs well with beef, lamb, and poultry dishes.