2013 Legend™ Zinfandel from El Dorado County is fantastic.
We picked these Zinfandel grapes at the peak of ripeness from an award-winning vineyard in El Dorado County. This is a stupendous Zinfandel with bold jammy up front fruit and distinct flavors. Barrel aged in French and American Oak with big tannin’s and a beautiful color.
Balanced flavors of blackberry, black cherry, and raisin with a beautiful white and black pepper finish. This is a classic example of a great Sierra Foothills Zinfandel that will age well over the years. The tannin’s and acids will continue to soften for a few years.
Enjoy a glass of 2013 Zin by itself or pair this with sweet barbecued ribs, curry dishes or a braised leg of lamb or brick oven fired pizza.
We aged this Zinfandel in a combination of American, French and Hungarian Oak. The yeast that was selected enhances the fruit characteristics and our fermentation to dryness wine making style makes this a nice stand-alone wine. The western slopes of the Sierras are known for their crisp bright wines stemming from the from the hot days and cool nights created by the natural convection pulling cold air over the mountains as the sun sets. The grapes have a pure clean source of mountain water from the snow melt filtered by the decomposed granite from the peaks of the Sierras. The hot days and cool nights stress the vines forcing them to pull the nutrients and minerals from deep below the surface into the vines thru respiration making complex vineyard unique wines. The Sierra Foothill El Dorado county AVA is known for its big fruit peppery Zinfandel’s.