An expressive burst of aromas of deep dark fruits lead into layered tones of lifted red fruit and a soft, lucious mid-palate. A juicy, vibrant entry with notes of mint, sasparilla, and fresh plum is interwoven with supple, textured tannins and acidity on the long, complex finish.
This wine is lovely paired with grilled steak, sausage and peppers with cheesy polenta, or pasta dishes with tomato-based sauces such as baked rigatoni or pappardelle Bolognese. Semi-hard cheeses such as dry jack - our favorite is from a local Sonoma producer, Vella Cheese Company - and aged cheddar or gouda are great pairing suggestions for happy hour or a last minute get together.
The appellation 2019 Zinfandel Sonoma is a charming, fruit-forward effort with plenty of blueberry and cherry-like fruit as well as classic spice box and peppery herbs. Medium-bodied and nicely textured, with chewy tannins, it doesn't quite have the texture of the others, but it's nevertheless incredibly charming and satisfying.