2013 Estate Zinfandel
What would a Paso Robles Boutique Wine Sampler be without one of the region’s world-renowned Zinfandels? We looked far and wide for one that would be approachable and pleasing to most everyone. We found it in this big, beautiful and earthy Zinfandel from Midnight Cellars.
Midnight Cellars and winemaker Rich Hartenberger are consistent producers of high-scoring wines, particularly Zinfandel and Zinfandel-based blends. This is 100% estate grown Zin, produced by dry farming practices to accentuate its tannic structure and reduce some of the overripe jammy-ness akin to many Paso Zins.
A medium-bodied red wine, Zinfandel is a robust red with big fruit flavors followed often by spice and tobacco.
Our Estate Zinfandel is terraced on a very hilly part of our vineyard nestled in the Willow Creek District of Paso Robles. That particular year we had a smaller than normal yield, which produced smaller, more concentrated fruit with a lot of flavor.