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2020 Zinfandel

A stylish take on a venerable Paso Robles classic

$35


Retail

$28


Wine Society

About the Wine

With this limited bottling, we show the versatility of this venerable Paso Robles classic grape variety. The 2020 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

Body

LightMediumFull

Appearance

Deep purple/ruby core that lightens toward the rim of the glass, with thick, moderately stained 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 midpalate shows oak accents with cracked pepper and rhubarb notes. The finish is clean and moderately long, showing bold but finely textured tannins and sustained fruit along with camphor and herbal notes.

Key Features

Appellation

Paso Robles

Fermentation

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

Maturation

Barrel-aged for 19 months in neutral French oak

Alcohol

15.5%

SUGGESTED FOOD PAIRINGS

Grilled Pork Chops

The 2020 JUSTIN Zinfandel shows its best when you need both intensity and palate-cleansing freshness. Try it with bold foods like BBQ brisket or spareribs, or with grilled pork chops.

A thick porkchop with a golden, plum-colored crust and greens.

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