2015 CruZin Zinfandel

a Stylishly balanced Zinfandel

Indulge yourself with this bold and robust Zinfandel from the Central Coast. Enjoy aromas of ripe blackberries, and blueberries with a hint of black pepper and vanilla and spice. Savor a well-balanced, slightly fruit forward taste with a long silky finish. It pairs excellently with BBQ meats like steaks and burgers, dry cheeses, pasta and hardy breads. Cheers!

Complacete con este audaz Zinfandel de la Costa Central . Disfruta aromas de mora, pimienta negra, vainilla y especies. Prueba un sabor bien balanceado y afrutado con un buen fin cedoso. Hace excelente  maridaje con carnes de BBQ, humburguesas, queso seco, pastas y pan. Salud!

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cruzin zinfandel TASTING SHEET

The wine name: Cruzin

In France, Cru (kroo) means a vineyard of great distinction or a very distinctive growth. We feel that our Zinfandel is indeed distinctive, yummy and something that you might take for a cruise. The result is CruZin!

Appellation: PASO ROBLES

Paso Robles has quickly become a destination for wine lovers of big reds like Zinfandel. Due to its intense micro-climates Paso gives rise to all styles of Zin from the big extracted to the stylishly balanced. Along with its notoriety for Rhone varietals, Paso is quickly becoming recognized as a place to grow and make some excellent Zinfandels.

Grape Varietal: Zinfandel

Zinfandel is one of the most popular wine grapes in the US and especially in California. With its classic blackberry, anise and pepper notes it forms the foundation of many great wines including this CruZin. Originally from Croatia and Italy, Zinfandel is genetically the same as Primitivo (Italy) and Crljenak Kaštelanski (Croatia).

Source: Single vineyard

This wine is made from grapes that were harvested by hand at the break of day. The grapes come from a single vineyard to ensure maximum flavor, consistency and authenticity.

Visual:

Deep purple and violet hues.

Aroma:

Black pepper, licorice, tobacco and chocolate.

Taste:

Dry with balanced fruit, acidity, tannins and overall smooth silky mouth feel.

Barrel: New French Oak, 50%

CruZin was aged in wooden barrels and monitored closely to impart a 50% new French oak taste. This foundation gives the wine a luscious blend of spice, vanilla and slight char.

Pairings:

A delicious wine to serve with grilled meats, savory sauces, hardy cheeses and chocolate desserts.