In honor of many old Zinfandel vines that were overlooked for decades in Sonoma County, DeLoach's Forgotten Vines blend is comprised of several exemplary mature vineyards located in the warmer reaches of the region. Following careful cluster sorting, the must is fermented in a combination of small French oak vats and stainless steel tanks. The wine is gently pressed off and aged in barrel, and the components are hand selected by winemakers for exceptional richness, complexity and old-vine character.
Dark purple in color, this delicious Zinfandel features aromas and flavors of dark cherry and blackberry intermingled with exotic fruits such as guava and a touch of black pepper on the nose. The firm structure accompanied with the sweet oak influence leads to elegant tannins, a velvety mouthfeel and a long, lingering finish.