Aida Estate · 2007 · Zinfandel
We are firm believers that great winemaking begins in the vineyard. Our commitment to this belief is manifested in our diligent care and attention to our vines and developing grapes. Our 35-year-old, dry-farmed zinfandel vines respond to our care by producing gorgeous fruit, allowing us to present an elegant and refined zinfandel to you with every vintage.
True to the Aida vineyard, our 2007 zinfandel opens with lovely fragrant notes of white flowers and lilac before unveiling candied orange peel and baking spices. A rich mouth feel is enchanted with red fruits, strawberries and a hint of dried cranberry along with plump plums and ripe blueberries. Aging in French oak puncheons provides a wonderful balance of toastiness and roundness. This slight touch of toast reveals itself on the finish and further enhances this delicate zinfandel.
Drink now and for the next 5 to 7 years.
September 7, 2007
21 months in 100% new barrels, 90% French Oak, 10% American Oak
June 2, 2009