Robust and spicy, this bold offering has a nose full of dark berry fruit and cloves, with lavender and anise undertones. On the palate it is savory, with notes of leather, dark cherry, and bay leaf.
Originally planted in the 1890s by Louis Comini, an Italian stone mason, The Pines is one of the oldest vineyards in the Northwest. It is famous for its old vine Zinfandel, some of which comes from century-old vines.
Food Pairing Notes
Our 2015 Zinfandel is a perfect accompaniment for burgers or tomato-based pasta dishes.
Although Zinfandel is often considered to be America’s varietal, having been grown here since the 1820s, the origins can actually be traced to Croatia where the grape is known as Crljenak Kasteljanski. It is also grown in Italy’s Apulia region, where it is known as Primitivo.
Many people know of the varietal because of the semi-sweet blush-colored “White Zinfandel” (which is a rosé made from Zinfandel grapes), but our Zinfandel is a robust, spicy red table wine true to the grape’s origins.