Keenan’s 2019 Zinfandel is made up of grapes grown primarily on Keenan’s Spring Mountain District estate. The Estate Zinfandel imparts structure, ripe black fruit and complex earthy nuances. Zinfandel grown in Calistoga makes up the remainder of the blend and supplies spice and briary red fruit aromas.
Once harvested, the grapes were de-stemmed then fermented in small lots. Primary fermentation lasted seven to ten days. The wine was aged in French and American oak barrels for eighteen months.
The finished wine shows intense black cherry and raspberry fruit in the nose, while hints of black pepper and vanilla add complexity. This is a rich, full-bodied Zinfandel that will accompany a wide array of foods.
"Dried fruit, such as cherries, together with spices, black pepper and rose petals. Medium-bodied and juicy with berries and dried orange peel. Real deal. Polished. Balanced. Mostly from their estate mountain vineyards with some carignan and alicante, which are co-fermented. Drink now." –James Suckling
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