This wine showcases bright raspberry, black cherry and dark plum aromas complemented by intriguing dusty
earth, black pepper and milk chocolate scents. The rich and lively palate delivers pure, deeply concentrated
black raspberry, dark cherry and blackberry flavors streaked with mineral and briary spice tones. Beautifully
structured with sturdy, but supple tannins, fresh acidity and a long, rich, chocolate-y finish, this is delightful to
drink now, but will surely repay another 3-5 years of cellaring.
The Red Hills appellation of Lake County is prime Zinfandel country, and there’s no better site for it than Snow’s Lake Vineyard, whose 2,000-foot-plus elevation make it a unique growing site in Lake County. We have three distinctive clones of Zinfandel planted at Snow’s Lake, including heritage selections from Mendocino and Amador counties and a Primitivo clone. The vines are rooted in magnificent, red volcanic soils and enjoy a perfect southwestern exposure. Warm sunny days and nights cooled by breezes from nearby Clear Lake provide ideal conditions for California’s heritage grape variety.
|The Cakebreads show their commitment to quality through their years of family teamwork, their stewardship of the land, their care in growing and vinifying individual lots of grapes for each wine and their public programs for healthy living. The result is a world-class winery that crafts distinctive wines and welcomes dedicated visitors year after year.