2017 Zinfandel (Ancient Peaks)
Ancient Peaks, Zinfandel, Paso Robles, CA 2017[sustainable] 90% Zinfandel, 5% Petit Verdot, 5% Petite Sirah RIPE BLACK RASPBERRY, SUMPTUOUS OAK & PEPPER, BRAMBLY COMPLEXITY This bold red has everything we look for in Zin with all the fat trimmed away, leaving a wine which is still big and powerful but well balanced, solidly structured, and carrying its 15% alcohol impeccably. Terroir including volcanic soil and the calcium-rich remnants of an ancient seabed (as well as a cool, Pacific-influenced mesoclimate) contributes heavily to this wine's finesse and somewhat uncharacteristically sound constitution. Serving Suggestion: Classic Santa Maria tri-tip cooked low and slow w/ spicy mustard new potato salad (bacon drippings optional). BBQ Tempeh with hearty soul-food sides.