Drive Zinfandel 2018, Puccioni Ranch
I quite literally, just met Tom and tasted these wines this morning! What a treat! In 2015, John and Tom met at Santa Rosa Junior College’s “Wine Studies” program studying Viticulture and Enology. That fall, they made a barrel of zinfandel from Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley in Tom’s garage. That first wine would go on to win a Silver Medal in the Sonoma County Harvest Fair and a passion was born!
Making an arrangement with vineyard owner Pete Lewis, Tom and John exchanged vineyard management for grapes and production space in Pete’s garage. The garage, used to restore vintage racing cars inspired the name “Drive Wines”. The wines they made in the garage would go on to win multiple gold and silver medals in amateur competitions.
The elegant, claret-style Drive Zinfandel 2018, Puccioni Ranch brings aromas and flavors of fresh cherry, strawberry, blueberry and freshly baked pie. The wine brings a balance of rusticity and elegance with a long flavor and well developed mouthfeel. The balance of fruit, acid and tannin should allow this wine to age well into the next eight years. Only 211 cases made!
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