/ Central Coast
The Zinfandel used for Twisted Paso came from two different picking dates. This allows for picking fruit based on different preferred characteristics. The early pick is based on the presence of lively acid, while the second pick supplies the weight and deep color one wants in a proper Zinfandel. Each pick was fermented in separate 3 ton open top stainless tanks with thrice daily punch downs. The big ripe year allowed for extended time on skins reaching 24 days before pressing off. After pressing, the two wines were blended together and aged for 9 months in American oak barrels, 25% of which was new.
The beautiful dark ruby color gives evidence of a dense, yet lively wine. The nose is an intriguing blend of tart bing cherry and rich boysenberry pie aromas. The mouth feel continues this trend of opposites with wonderful acid balancing, full-bodied flavors of blackberry, licorice and pepper. The finish is rich, yet clean, offering a hint of American oak vanilla.
Pairs well with salmon, Chilean sea bass, pork or chicken
points of distinction
- Made of fruit from both a cooler climate vineyard with a warm climate vineyard for a well balanced wine.
- Exhibits lively acid combined with the weight and deep color desired in a Zinfandel.
about the grape +
Zinfandel shows ripe, sweet aromas and flavors of black fruits (plums, raisins, dates), with pepper, spice and chocolate notes.
– Jason Joyce, Winemaker
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