2012 Burbank Ranch Fall Colors Zinfandel
The nose on this guy was a bit deceiving for me. I was thinking plums like a traditional Zin. That description didn’t sit right. When I came back later, and dug in again, it felt more like a good mix of dark red fruits. Maybe cherries and dark raspberries with a a few (quite a few) shakes of pepper. It’s a spicy number with a healthy does of acidity. The texture is nice. Substantial finish… then again this is a big dog Zin! You have been warned.
(K&S Rating: 4 of 6)
Winemaker Notes: “In the Puglia region of Italy, Zinfandel is known as “Primitivo,” which could translate to “original,” “wild,” or even “savage.” What ever it means, the weather in Paso Robles is very similar to the climate in Italy producing a rich, dark-colored, full-bodied, red wine with hints of raspberry, blackberry, anise, cherry, spice, and pepper. The engaging, velvety texture of this wine will go perfectly with grilled meat, burgers, chicken, stews, and seafood.”