California: Sonoma County
The Purple Beast
Welcome, Operative! We have a very very special wine for you, today. After a lengthy hiatus from our pages, Bugay Vineyards is back with their stupendous 2009 Zinfandel.
This wine was born at 1000 feet elevation, in the winery’s pristine Mayacamas Mountains vineyard and is wicked fantastic!
Very aromatic, with aromas of Santa Rosa plum, blackberry, raspberry, strawberry dusty bramble, cocoa nib, dried maple leaf, tobacco leaf, sweet spice and black pepper.
This wine bursts with juicy goodness, with flavors of blackberry jam, black cherry candy, raspberry juice, cranberry, spice box, subtle cedar, bramble, dark chocolate and subtle graphite and subtle cracked pepper.
Bugay has not graced our pages for a few years because they don’t make huge quantities of their wines. Instead, they focus on crafting small lots of the finest wines possible. Their mountainside vineyards feature rocky soil and a microclimate where ripening perfection is achieved each year.
If you have not had the great good fortune to sample a Bugay wine, this is your chance to taste one of our very favorite Zinfandels, at a price that’ll allow you to stock up!
Remember, we offer FREE Temperature-Controlled shipping during the hot summer months. Add optional ice packs if your local area is hot, and your wine will arrive in great condition!
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Dark maroon hues, with a wide ring of garnet at the edges. Skinny, wide-spaced legs move very slowly down the glass wall.
Santa Rosa plum, blackberry, raspberry, strawberry dusty bramble, cocoa nib, dried maple leaf, tobacco leaf, sweet spice and black pepper.
Blackberry jam, black cherry candy, raspberry juice, cranberry, spice box, subtle cedar, bramble, dark chocolate and subtle graphite and subtle cracked pepper.
The elegant finish is seemingly endless, with juicy fruit flavors leading the way. When the fruits finally begin to fade, earthy flavors of spice, graphite and cracked pepper remain.
Enjoy this beautiful Zinfandel with filet mignon steak Canapé, a big juicy Porterhouse or almost any other meat dish that you can think of. This big, juicy Zin is a food friendly beast.
What the Winery Says
- Randall Watkins
- Sonoma County
- 0.64 g/100ml
- 9 months
- French and American oak