Di Arie Zinfandel Break Away 2018
From the Sierra Foothills of California, this Di Arie's 8th vintage of Break Away Zinfandel, which is estate grown & bottled. Like all the previous vintages this wine has elegance, good balance, soft tannins, a sustained finish and rich in varietal character. The name Break Away is a symbol of these attributes and to distinguish it from other Zinfandels that are robust, jammy and heavy in alcohol and oak flavors.
This wine was made in the winery's 'Submerged Cap' Fermentation Tank and aged in predominantly French oak for 15 months. It is a fully extracted wine with strong varietal aromas of blackberries and black cherries, which carry into the mid-palate adding nuances of black pepper. The long finish also reveals coffee and chocolate flavors. 85% Zinfandel and 15% Petite Sirah.