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2019 Zinfandel

Versatile and Venerable

With this limited bottling, we show the versatility of this venerable Paso Robles classic grape variety. The 2019 JUSTIN Zinfandel shows the fruit, savory spice and texture that fans of this grape variety crave combined with complexity and balance that is a JUSTIN hallmark.

Tasting Notes

Varietal Composition

  • % Zinfandel

Body

LightMediumFull

Appellation

Paso Robles

Fermentation

Stainless steel closed top tanks with UV43 yeast, twice daily pump overs

Maturation

Barrel aged for 18 months in neutral French oak

Alcohol

16.5%

Tasting Notes

Appearance

Deep purple/ruby core lightening toward the rim of the glass with moderately stained thick tears.

Aroma

Aromatic, with brambly blackberry, raspberry, and dusty red cherry with cracked black pepper, black olive notes, and just a touch of oak and barrel spice.

Palate

Dry, full-bodied, and balanced on the palate, with red and black berry, red cherry, cranberry, and subtle vanilla on entry. The mid-palate shows oak accents with cracked pepper and rhubarb notes. The finish is clean, moderately long, showing bold but finely textured tannins and sustained fruit along with camphor and herbal notes.

Food Pairing

The 2019 JUSTIN Zinfandel shows its best when you need both intensity and palate cleansing freshness. Try it with bold foods like BBQ, whether brisket or spare ribs, or with a pepperoni pizza.

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