2011 Knights Valley Zinfandel
California: Sonoma County: Knights Valley
Garnet red. Clear and bright.
Super fragrant with classic Zinfandel scents. Raspberry, dusty earth, clove, and licorice.
Lots of raspberry and strawberry flavor that’s inflected with clove, white pepper, and a stony mineral edge. The fruit taste is front and center, but never gets ahead of the more complex earth and spice nuances layered within. Hard to resist. Delicious.
Very smooth with a freshness and balance that keeps it from being cloying. And unlike many Zinfandels, the alcohol is well integrated and never burns.
Try this wine with Italian cuisine, including antipasto, pasta with red sauce, Osso Bucco (veal shanks), and rich stews; as well as juicy Angus burgers, lamb kabobs, pork tenderloin, and gourmet mac & cheese.
Because it opens up so nicely in the glass, it’s also a fantastic wine to serve with dark chocolate and berries while watching movies at home in the cooler months of winter.
What the Winery Says
- David Burton
- Knights Valley, Sonoma County
- 100% Zinfandel “Primitivo Clone”
- 18 months
- Neutral French oak