Scandal Zinfandel 2019

Bill making a Zin? Now that is a real scandal!

Our forth vintage of Scandal Zinfandel this is now a single-vineyard, single-varietal expression of Zinfandel with the vineyard showing its own unique characteristics.

Scandal - a Zinfandel made by a Bordeaux lover - what a Scandal !

The new wine has a nice medium-purple color and a bouquet that exhales yummy fruit. Even as a light-bodied wine this Scandal has all the opulence and richness of a mature Zinfandel with primary flavors of black pepper, plum, and a hint of barbecue caramelization.

Dark and delicious this Scandal Zinfandel explodes with juicy fruitiness followed by spice and a soft tobacco-like smoky finish. A very drinkable red wine.

Following good winter rainfall and a cool spring, the 2019 summer growing season was near-perfect. Fortunately, the rain came when the flowers budded minimizing any shatter issues. The cool spring slowed down some of the fruit growth allowing the grapes time to develop and ripen, then the hotter August temperatures provided the right amount of stress at the right time for flavor development.
Matured in French oak for 12 months - 33% new, 33% one use, balance neutral.
Cases produced = 400. No allergens were used in the making of this wine.
Color Red
Vintage 2019
Harvest Date 10th Oct 2019
Style Zinfandel
Appellation Dry Creek Valley
Varietal Zinfandel
Date Bottled 27th Jul 2020
Drinkable 2021 - 2028
Alcohol 15.10%
Bottle Size 750ml