Bold, assertive red wines often showing jammy fruits and impressively high alcohol
Grilled meats and barbecue
Recommended Growing Regions:
Sonoma Valley, Paso Robles, Contra Costa, Mendocino, Sierra Foothills (California)
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2012 Ottimino Vineyards Zinfinity Sonoma
In a 2012 vintage quickly labeled a "watershed year" by Chuck Wagner at Caymus, Zinfandel — known for the irregular size and ripeness of berries on the same cluster — was harvested at optimum and uniform maturity.
Those who purchased their 2012 Zinfandel by the acre and not by the ton found themselves "playing with the house's money," in the words of Zin-master Bill Knuttel at cult Ottimino. The crop was just sensational both quantitatively and qualitatively.
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