Westfork 2012 Zinfandel
Zinfandels from Redwood Valley have an elegance and balance not often associated with the varietal. Hot days and cold nights lengthen the growing season allowing for a slow maturity of the grape. The grapes are from the always delicious Chapman Family Vineyards. 90% Zinfandel and 10% Petite Sirah. The wine offers aromas of ripe cherry and raspberry, spicy black pepper, ample soft tannins, balanced acidity and a long finish. The wine is aged in French and American Oak for over 24 months which integrates the fruit, oak and spice and softens the tannins.