Mutt Lynch MBF Man’s Best Friend Zinfandel 2015, Perotti Vineyard Dry Creek Valley Sonoma USA
This 2015 Zinfandel is beautifully balanced and has all the flavor characteristics of a “best in show” winner. Think cherry and spice and everything nice. It's immediately drinkable and oh so delicious. Be prepared though, once you introduce yourself, your pack is sure to expand to make room for this “mbf.”
Tofanelli Zinfandel 2014, Napa Valley$43.00
Extremely appealing aromatics instantly leap out of the glass with a focus on raspberry filled candy, rose petals and a touch of spice. Garnet colored, this elegant Zinfandel is round and soft on the palate with a purity of red fruit expression. Flavors of bright cherry, hibiscus tea and red candied apple complement subtle notes of cola and toasty oak. Exhibiting a gracious balance between fruit and acidity, this is a wonderful wine to pair with food.
Storrs Rusty Ridge Zinfandel 2015, Santa Clara County, CA$32.00
The Storrs Rusty Ridge Zinfandel 2015 hails from a series of old vine vineyards located on the eastern edge of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Head-trained and dry-farmed all, these vineyards yield very minimally allowing for intensely flavored fruit that produce wines of amazing concentration and varietal identity. Each vineyard which comes to the blend, adds something… one brambly fruit, the other backbone and spice, the other depth and concentration. Together these vineyards create a wine that will remind all of us why winemakers engage the four-wheel drive, and then hike through the worst poison oak to uncover these gems that have nearly been forgotten to the outside world. Big, Rich & Bold!!! Filled with abundant aromas of raspberry, ripe plum, a touch of spice and violets on the finish. Created from the fruit of old-vine vineyards – this wine will age gracefully for several more years.
Saucelito Canyon Vineyard Estate Zinfandel 2014, Arroyo Grande Valley San Luis Obispo California USA$35.00
The Saucelito Canyon story begins in 1880, when three acres of Zinfandel vines were planted in the rugged terrain of the upper Arroyo Grande Valley on California’s Central Coast. A new chapter was written a century later, when Bill Greenough painstakingly restored the abandoned old vineyard and began making what has become one of California’s most distinguished Zinfandels. The story continues today as Bill merges new methods in sustainable winegrowing with family traditions and winemaking style, which he collectively calls the “Saucelito Way.” Saucelito Canyon uses many sustainable farming practices and is dedicated to researching and promoting sustainability. A flock of sheep is introduced each spring as a natural means for weed control, in contrast to tilling and herbicide application. Other sustainable practices include composting and cover cropping, as well as reliance on the natural rainfall cycle via dry farming. Alternative energy, including solar, is also being integrated into the operation.