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Valley Oaks Zinfandel

Valley Oaks Zinfandel

This elegant and easy-to-drink Zinfandel is well-balanced, with a moderate toastiness and soft supple tannins. With its deep garnet hue, this wine opens with aromas of bright cherry, raspberry, clove, roasted nuts and black pepper. The ripe, medium-bodied palate features dark berry, red raspberry, strawberry and cranberry, framed by a hint of warm, woodsy spice.

The fruit for our Zinfandel was harvested in October under ideal conditions. Grapes were sorted, destemmed and gently pressed before fermentation. The final wine was aged in a mixture of French and American oak for six months to further develop toasty complexity and richness.

Wine Facts
  • VINTAGE: 2016
  • APPELLATION: California
  • TOTAL ACIDITY: 0.57 g/100ml
  • PH: 3.75
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR: 0.50 g/100ml
  • ALCOHOL: 13.5%
Pairing

The dark berry and spice notes in this jammy, juicy Zinfandel make a nice counterpoint to the herbal saline notes of baked olives.

Baked Olives with Poached Garlic

Awards

  • 85 Points - Best Buy

    2008 Vintage | June 2010

    “A light, unidimensional Zin showing easy flavors of berries, cola and spices. Clean and dry, it's a good everyday sipper, at a fair price.”