Like many works of art, the 2010 Painter Bridge Zinfandel was designed with an eye towards good composition. The fruit for this wine comes from four Paso Robles Zinfandel blocks and is blended with a wonderfully soft and spicy Syrah, which offers fruit and length, and a bit of Petite Sirah for additional body and palate structure. Each lot of Zinfandel was fermented separately, extracting the nuances of the individual vineyard blocks and drawing out a supple texture. Painter Bridge Zinfandel is awash with the gorgeous red fruit characters of the Zinfandel grape, and has been stylized to accent the delicate fruit without overpowering it with too much oak.
Enjoy in its youth, or lay down for up to five years
|Origin:||Central Coast, Paso Robles|
|Composition:||90% Zinfandel, 9% Syrah, 1% Petite Sirah|
|Harvest Dates:||October 29th, 2010|
|Harvest Process:||Hand-harvested, destemmed, then berry-sorted to remove overripe and underripe berries|
|Harvest Chemistries:||23.7° Brix, 3.44 pH, 0.57 g/100ml total acidity|
|Maturation: Tank for 6 months|
|Total Acidity: 0.72|
|Alcohol: 12.9% alcohol by volume|
|Res. Sugar: 0.28 g/100ml|
The 2010 Painter Bridge Zinfandel shows great color density with youthful red hues. The aromas are of ripe red fruits, raspberry confection and black tea with white and black pepper spice. The palate delivers a fruity and plump, yet supple wine with characteristic spicy Zinfandel pepperiness.
-Steve Peck, Red Winemaker
Enjoy with pasta puttanesca, pizza or grilled meats.