Terroir Cellars 2018 Mendocino, California Zinfandel
Our Terroir Cellars 2018 Zinfandel is made from grapes from the Mendocino AVA, located in Northern California about 80 miles northeast of our winery in Napa.
The cool oceanic influence of the Pacific slowly ripened our Zinfandel into a dark purple robe. The nose is quite powerful displaying a lot of esters of red fruits like strawberry, cherry and raspberry, followed by tobacco, licorice, vanilla and smoky aromas. The majority of the tannins are from the fruits themselves. A light oaky character and some blackberry notes appear in the mid-palate. The beautiful tannins offer great length and structure.
This zingy wine will pair well with dishes like meat lasagna, paella, pork chops or chicken. Enjoy it with the featured recipe: Pork and Broccolini Stir-Fry with Italian-Style XO Sauce.
Silver - 2020 Sunset International Wine Competition