Aromas of raspberries, candied plum, and cassis leap out of the glass. Enjoy flavors of ripe cherry, cranberry compote, and mulled baking spices on the palate, along with hints of black peppercorn. The mouthfeel is full, with firm but supple tannins, lively acidity, and a refined finish.
The exact origins of Zinfandel are unclear, but DNA research traces its ancestry to Croatia and Italy, respectively the Crljenak Kastelanski and Primitivo grapes. Wine historians believe vine cuttings were transported from Eastern Europe to the United States in the 1820s, and the grape was called “Zinfandel” by the time it gained popularity during the California Gold Rush of the 1850s. Cinnabar sourced Zinfandel fruit from Decarlo Vineyards in Dry Creek Valley of Sonoma. Our Zinfandel comes from vines that are 10 years old. These vines produce fruit with the great depth of character found in old vines and the bright fresh flavors of healthy, youthful vines. The proof is in the bottle. The Zinfandel is grown in the heart of the Dry Creek Valley’s eastern benchland. These old vines are maintained through decades of sustainable farming practices. Delicious and full flavored, this wine showcases the elegant and refined dimensions of Zinfandel, and seamlessly pairs with your favorite meals.