Rabble Zinfandel 2015
The Rabble Zinfandel 2015 comes from the Mossfire Ranch in Paso Robles. Aged in French and American oak, it is 100% Zinfandel. Atypical for Paso Robles Zinfandel, this gem exudes spicy raspberries in a dusty field of lavender and lilac. Opulence; an engulfing mouth feel of velvet cherries, rhubarb, brittle chocolate and finely crushed peppercorn. The finish is uplifting, with layers of bright acidity dancing on fine lush tannin. Part Primitivo in style, part California Zinfandel, this is the progeny of a dusty Paso Robles farmer and a stunning Italian minx.
2015 Portalupi Old Vine Zinfandel Dolinsek Ranch Russian River Valley Sonoma USA$49.00
Dolinsek Ranch, a magical vineyard planted over 104 years ago by the Frati family, has produced outstanding wines throughout the 20th century. The soil is a rich sandy-Goldridge loam and is located just off the famous Laguna Road, one of the best terroirs of the Russian River Valley. The 2015 vintage shows elegance and length, medium tannins, coupled with lush liquor like berry fruit and white pepper. The purity of aromas is the main characteristic of this medium-bodied Zinfandel. Superb with grilled meats and sharp, earthy cheeses. Only 220 cases produced.
Gold Medal for the 2012 vintage at the 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.
Mutt Lynch Portrait of a Mutt 2013$15.00
Mutt Lynch Winery was born in 1995 combining Brenda Lynch’s passion for wine and “all things dog.” The motto for the winery comes from Sark – Apply Dog Logic to Life: Eat Well, Be Loved, Get Petted, Sleep Alot, Dream of a Leash-Free World. Brenda’s first wine was a Zinfandel called Domaine du Bone. The whimisical names and labels continue, but the wine is serious – seriously good! Mutt Lynch Winery is proud to support local and national animal organizations in their tireless efforts to save pets’ lives and continue the efforts of such organizations as Canine Companions for Independence. Always a blend, thus a “mutt! We have always enjoyed the style of Zinfandel red wine modeled after California’s early history – fruit forward wines made by Italian immigrants that used a field mix blend of various grapes from their vineyard, with Zinfandel at the core. Thus was born the Portrait of a Mutt Zinfandel. Portrait of a Mutt is the perfect name for this yummy Wine, as it blends spicy Carignane fruit into jammy Zinfandel. As the label says, “Just because I’m not pedigreed doesn’t mean I’m not a good dog!”
Brown Chaos Theory 2014$44.00
Now in its tenth vintage, Brown 2014 Chaos Theory continues to echo their journey through the world of wine, consistently proving that the best is yet to come, there’s always something to look forward to, and no matter how random or chaotic things may seem there is method and meaning to all that we do and experience. Simply put, all’s well that ends well! Once in your glass the 2014 Chaos envelops the bowl in a wash of dramatic royal purple surrounded by a delicate garnet rim. Its intense billowing fragrance begins with blue fruits then shifts markedly to red fruit and flowers – blueberry, mulberry, blackberry, then Bing cherry, violet, and rose. Ripe fruit commingles with tart pomegranate and winter spice, further revealing sassafras root, subtle spearmint, and cherry cola with gravel, loam, and a hint of minerality. Mouthfeel is dense, rich, and decadent with loads of luscious fruit, vanillin, and cascading spice. 60% Zinfandel, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petite Sirah. Drink now through 2023. 1800 cases made.