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!
Only 900 cases produced.
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.
French oak for 12 months - 33% new, 33% one use, balance neutral.