Medium-dark ruby red in color. Aromas of black cherry, tobacco leaf and black licorice dominate, but suggestions of fig and currents come through as well. The wine is jammy/brambly with sweet cherry and berry notes. This is a rich, ripe Zinfandel with a round, glossy weight on the palate. There is just enough acid to keep the fruit in check and give the wine a mouthwatering finish. Ideally suited to grilled meats such as brisket or baby-back ribs, this wine is perfectly at home at a barbeque.
Pauba Road Vineyard, Temecula