Freshly cracked peppercorns explode from the aromatics with black cherry compote following very close behind and just a touch of wild herbs. A full-bodied entry that has incredible texture and richness.
90 Pts Jeb Dunnuck Coming from Amador County, the 2015 Rinaldi Vineyard offers a perfumed, almost Grenache-like perfume of wild strawberries, spring flowers, dried spices, and leather. It's medium-bodied, has bright acidity, and is a lively, clean, impressively balanced Zinfandel to drink over the coming 4-5 years.
From one of the oldest Zinfandel growing regions in California, originally established in 1865. Rinaldi Vineyard sits at 2000 ft. elevation in the Sierra Foothills of Amador County. 80-100 Year old head trained, dry farmed vines from the Eschen and Rene blocks. Selection: Zin Mendo, Pichetti, Monte Rosso / Clone: PS FPS3 Farming techniques: Trellis Age of vines: 15 years Avg Temp: 50-90 degrees
Vinification: 15% whole cluster, all de-stemmed, not crushed, open top fermenters, punch downs 5 x day
Deep, dark and opaque in color, crushed rock, black pepper and tarragon