2011 Calistoga Zinfandel, Frediani Vineyard
Of the over 20 different vineyard blocks we work with each year, none have greater personal meaning to us than the Zinfandel grown by Jim Frediani. You see, Jim has more knowledge in the cuff of his jeans than we could ever attain in a lifetime and his 60-year-old head-trained Zinfandel wines produce fruit so amazingly intense and pure that we feel blessed to be the ones to capture this magic in a bottle.
Like all vintages of Frediani Zinfandel, the 2011 features dark color and aromas of blackcurrant and jammy blackberry with pepper, cloves and even nutmeg. Its soft entry can be misleading, because this beaut’ finishes with power, overflowing with bold, dark fruit supported by some bacon fat, vanilla, cedar and cigar box. Enjoy with a rack of lamb and you won’t be disappointed.