2013 Contra Costa Zinfandel
Dark purple depths relinquish layers of brooding, black fruits and sultry spices in our Heritage Clones Petite Sirah. The wine shows its signature gaminess and earthy spices but the cool conditions of the vintage allow the fruit to share the stage, with an upfront juiciness and rich layers of blackberry, cassis and cherry jam. Notes of soy, cocoa and fresh nutmeg join the fruit from the nose all the way through the back of the palate. Bright acid lifts the finish for a long, satisfying finale that begs another sip. Enjoy this hearty wine with big, beefy dishes such as Boeuf Bourguignon or pasta with wild mushroom sauce.