Deep, alluring aromas of sage and black pepper coupled with hints of crushed blackberry, wild berry, and huckleberries create the bouquet. The 2016 Flatridge Zinfandel is bold, beautiful, and rich with dark fruit flavors while showing great depth in structure, tannin, and length of finish. The hints of earthiness and leafy vinous which mix together with the rich fruit notes will have you pouring another glass.
Three generations, four decades, five ranches — our family is deeply rooted in the Sonoma County wine industry. Dedicated farmers for forty years, brothers Mark and Vic Trione own and cultivate close to 600 vineyard acres in three prime Sonoma County appellations: Russian River Valley, Alexander Valley and Sonoma Coast.
The Flatridge Zinfandel is a unique wine and vineyard. The vineyard was planted with a selection of Zinfandel sourced from a 100-year-old vineyard next to the St. Peter’s Church in the northern Sonoma County town of Cloverdale. The church’s vineyard has been the source of plant material for many well-known producers of Zinfandel in the Rockpile Appellation of Sonoma County. The wine was made in small open top fermenters in a style similar to Pinot Noir. The cap was hand plunged three to four times daily. The wine was also made with a favored selection of yeast from a Rockpile Syrah.
Pairs well with beef, lamb, and poultry dishes.