Scandal Zinfandel 2019

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 shows a fine balance between lush, ripe fruit and savory spice-pepper-cinnamon notes with hard-to-define floral undertones; a very drinkable, full bodied red wine.

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

Production Notes

Only 900 cases produced.


Winemaker Notes

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.


Cooperage Notes

French oak for 12 months - 33% new, 33% one use, balance neutral.


StyleEsoteric
AppellationDry Creek Valley
VarietalZinfandel
Alcohol15.10%
Bottle750ml
Bottled2020-07-27
Drinkable2021 - 2028
Harvest Date2019-10-10