A rich, full-bodied red wine with nearly as much character as its namesake and inspiration, Sam Brannan, California’s first millionaire and 1800’s bon vivant. This is a rich, deeply colored wine, bursting with aromas and flavors of blackberry briar, spice, and earth, making it a perfect match for full-flavored, spicy dishes.
A claret style Zinfandel with full, jammy flavors of blackberry, raspberry, black cherry and wild berry flavors with a hint of black pepper and anise. A nice touch of acidity makes a clean, food friendly finish. Our expert wine panel enjoyed it from appetizers through to dessert and wished they had more.
Zinfandel is one of those grapes that people just fall in love with. This grape, whose origins are still unknown with certainty, thrives in small pockets in California. This thick skinned dark berry grape constructs wines that have a luscious mouthfeel, berry jam flavors, and silky vanilla overlays. Backhouse comes from the winemakers who started out with a small vineyard in Sonoma Valley over 20 years and to this day, they are staying true to producing wines of boutique quality for a great value. Backhouse Zinfandel gives you rich dark fruit flavors, hints of allspice, thin layers of vanilla nestled in silky smooth finish. A perfect wine for this upcoming barbecue season.
The producers of Gravelly Ford Wines believe in producing wines with profiles that are pure, honest, and unadorned of the varietal. There is nothing better than a wine that has been made with focus on the work in the vineyard, so the process of turning grapes into wine has less human interaction and more focus on the natural process. Gravelly Ford Zinfandel is a wine of such ambition. It has a ruby, purple hue that coats the glass. Swirl after swirl unleashes the deep ripe fruit of blackberry and blueberry. The fruit is rich but the body is light, making a wine that can be enjoyed with or without food. Further inspection uncovers thin layers of vanilla, clove, and coffee. We are excited about this new addition to our line up up California greats.
After two solid days tasting Zinfandels at the annual ZAP festival in San Francisco (the largest gathering of Zinfandel winemakers and enthusiasts in the world), this wine captured our attention immediately – unpretentious, understated and easy drinking. Aromas focus on sweet berry and licorice. Delicate fruit flavors complement the aromas while gentle tannins permit the flavors to shine through a nicely structured texture.
Coming to us from some of the oldest Zinfandel plantings in California, the Sierra Trails Old Vine Zinfandel is a complex wine offering aromas of ripe berry, dried plum and red currants. These remarkable fragrances are echoed in the flavoring where a hint tobacco, black pepper spice and sweet oak lifts the fruit and carry them through a lingering finish.
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