Zinfandel is one of the more widely grown grapes in the Sierra Foothills region, chiefly because of how well the grape does in the area’s climate. Shallow granite topsoil, combined with hot days and cool evenings allow the grape to thrive, and there are few better ways to experience California Zinfandel.
Jeff Runquist Wines, Amador County Zinfandel Z Massoni Ranch 2016
The 2016 wine has a purple color of substantial depth and the hues are a youthfully bright garnet. The aroma is loaded with classic Zinfandel fruit; black raspberry, dark cherry and boysenberry. The bouquet has a hazelnut and nutmeg scent contributed by the small oak barrels that aged this wine for fourteen months. The flavors are juicy, luscious, and round. They feature succulent red currants, dark raspberry and toasted oak. This wine has a full satisfyingly viscous mouth feel. This is unique in that it comes in a wine with mature and fully integrated tannins that provide texture but not astringency.
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