A near ancient clone dominates the block, but its exact origin is unknown. What’s not unknown are the wonderful flavors and aromas characteristic of fruit from the Collins Vineyard. We use a touch more oak to offset dominant black fruit flavors and aromas of cassis, licorice and blackberry, boysenberry and black cherry.
From the winemaker
This ruby red Zinfandel offers enticing aromas of fresh blackberry and boysenberry, which intertwine with subtle notes of star anise and black pepper. Flavors are abundant and driven by raspberries, sweet red cherry and currant. A plush, balanced and well-rounded mounthfeel leads to a lingering finish of finely integrated tannins.