Joe Wagner‘s Beran Napa Valley Zinfandel is supplemented with a wee bit of old vine Petite Sirah. Fruit was sourced from various locations across Napa, taking advantage of different micro-climates to enhance the depth and breadth of flavour. Fruit was sourced from some of the Valley’s most noteworthy Zinfandel vineyards, including the high elevation of Atlas Peak, the gravely soils of eastern Calistoga and infertile to volcanic soils of St.Helena. This wine also benefits from extended maceration (up to 30 days).
The wine displays aromas of ripe plum, black licorice, white pepper and gooseberry with hints of lavender, sage and rosemary. On the palate you’ll find blackberry, toffee, vanilla and white pepper. Acidity and tannin are in perfect balance with fine grained tannins, richness and weight. This wine has a velvety and satisfying, long finish.
A great food wine that pairs perfectly with a big steak, roast lamb, pork short-ribs, paté or stinky cheese