(From 2014 Vintage) Low rainfall in the winter and spring followed by a warm, temperate summer caused fruit across California to mature faster and be picked earlier. The shorter than normal growing season caused the fruit to develop faster resulting in intense fruit flavors and soft acidity. Small fruit clusters from decades-old, head trained vines in Lodi and Amador make up the larger part of this blend giving the wine it’s intense concentration. Fruit from the cool.
The 2011 Joel Gott Zinfandel has aromas of blackberry and cherry that open up to notes of mocha, black pepper and leather. The wine is bright on the front of the palate with a deep, velvety finish.
Lee and Nancy Christmas Dinner. Enjoyed it with Venison and Beef Tenderloin.
Easy drinking zinfandel. Could use a little more body.
Nice zin but not too spicy