A full bodied California Zin with ample fruit and spice, along with a moderate touch of oak and budget friendly price make this a seasonal crowd pleaser.
Armida Winery is a family estate headed by brothers Steve and Bruce Cousins. In 1994 they set about transforming the existing estate into a “much livelier place focusing on artisan, single-vineyard wines from the top growers in Sonoma County. They strive to craft wines that are fun, friendly and display a sense of warm hospitality. They produce vineyard-designated wines from many of the top vineyards in California such as Maple Vineyards Zinfandel and Maple Vineyards Tina’s Block, along with Castelli Knight Ranch Pinot Noir, Gold Mine Ranch Zinfandel, and Bacigalupi Vineyard Pinot Noir. From their own 7 acre vineyard they produce ‘Il Campo’ (“Field Blend”), a blend of Zinfandel and Petite Syrah.
Winemaking: “While we make seriously great wine, we are not afraid to have a good time. That’s why we produce PoiZin “The Wine to Die for” (Zinfandel) and the ANTIDOTE (Pinot Gris).”
Tasting Notes: Red-violet in colour with aromas of berry jam on toast, black pepper and baking spices. Silky and concentrated with a spicy core that spotlights black cherry and raspberry jam flavours. Smoky tobacco, caramel and more peppery spices linger on the plush finish.
*Decant to remove a vexing touch of alcohol heat on the finish.
87% Zinfandel, 13% Petite Sirah, “a splash of Sauvignon Blanc and a pinch of “secret sauce.” (You can ask all you want, but we’re not going to tell you about the secret sauce.)”
Vinted & Bottled by Armida Winery
Enjoy now thru 2017