“Interlude” is the latest wine to join the collection of blends that I started creating almost from the beginning of my wine making career. One of the differences between “Interlude” and the other blends is that we produced an adequate amount of this wine for sales in the broad market.
Interlude” is composed of Zinfandel, Syrah, Petite Sirah and Primitivo. The Zinfandel and Primitivo contribute fruitiness to the blend while the Syrah and Petite Sirah add the backbone and the structure along with savory, smoky and earthy flavors. This is truly a blend of new world and old world varieties which are remarkably compatible acting together with synergy and harmony.
I created this blend purposely to be a food wine. It is an elegant wine that can enhance the flavors of any food. The name “Interlude” which is the instrumental music played between the parts of a song was appropriately chosen as a metaphor to the interaction between wine and food.
The dark berry aromas which dominate in this wine carry to the palate adding herbal and earthy notes. The sustained finish brings in more dark fruit, cocoa with hints of smoke and licorice.
40% Zinfandel, Shenandoah Valley
25% Syrah, Estate Grown
22.5% Petite Sirah, Estate Grown
12.5% Primitivo, Estate Grown