89% Zinfandel, 9% Valdiguié, 1% Petite Sirah
The 2009 Painter Bridge Zinfandel comes from four Paso Robles Zinfandel blocks and is blended with a wonderfully soft and spicy Valdiguié for fruit and length. A bit of Petite Sirah was blended for additional body and palate structure. Each lot of Zinfandel was fermented separately, extracting the nuances of each individual vineyard block with an eye towards suppleness of texture before aging in Hungarian Oak.
The stylistic goal of Painter Bridge Zinfandel is to emphasize the tremendous red fruit characters of the Zinfandel grape without overpowering the delicacy of the fruit with oak.
Origin: Paso Robles
Total Acidity: 0.68
Alcohol: 13.0% alcohol by volume
Residual Sugar: 0.41 g/100ml
Maturation: Tank for 6 months
Sizes: 750 ml
The 2009 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, plump, yet supple wine with characteristic spicy Zinfandel pepperiness. Enjoy with pasta puttanesca, pizza or grilled meats.