Freshly cracked peppercorns explode from the aromatics with black cherry compote following very close behind and just a touch of wild herbs. The black cherry and cracked pepper are in the forefront, but the wine becomes velvety on the long and ever lasting finish.
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.
Wine Spectator 93 points
Sleek and elegantly layered, with expressive raspberry and white pepper aromas and vibrant wild berry, dusty sage and smoky anise ﬂavors that linger on the ﬁnish. Drink now through 2023.—T.F.
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