The 2018 growing season began a bit cooler than the past few vintages, but we had a near perfect fruit set with moderate summer temperatures and relatively few heat spikes. The mild weather led to a longer hang time, allowing the grapes to ripen slowly with excellent flavors and balanced natural acidity. This vintage is a blend of 13 Zinfanfdel lots, each lot was de-stemmed, fermented separately, and then aged in 25% new American oak barrels for 14 months.
This vintage shows great color, with a dark purple, red hue. There are spicy, fresh fruit aromas of dark fruits, black cherry and black pepper along with a touch of vanilla.
Sin Zin is a California classic. This 2018 is a rich Zinfandel with flavors of black cherry, strawberry, plum, black pepper chocolate and slight violet. This is a mouth filling, rich Zinfandel with great balance and a nice smooth finish.