Deep, ripe and muscular, the aromas are complex and layered, with notes of white pepper, blackberry compote, vanilla, loam, violets and anise. On the palate this new release is broad and juicy, with flavors of dried raspberries, cherry jam and spice. Full-bodied and remarkably rich, it also has a lively acidity and crisp minerals which make it both food-friendly and delicious to drink on its own. Our 2013 Zinfandel was grown on a small vineyard site high up in the foothills of El Dorado County. The decomposed-granite soils and 2,600 ft elevation combine to create a unique terroir and impart a spiciness and minerality to this variety unlike any other growing region in the state.