Zinfandel is interesting for many reasons, not least of which its long history in California, as well as it’s ability to produce wine in a broad range of styles depending upon the climate in which it is grown. Today’s offering, sourced from 100 year old vines in the unique climate of Contra Costa County, combines both of these factors with another of Zin’s best traits: providing bang for your buck. Contra Costa’s cool nights and maritime breezes have resulted in a fresh, lively wine perfect for Summer.
The 2005 Trinitas Cellars Spinelli Vineyard Zinfandel offers Zinfandel’s characteristic garnet color with just a hint of purple. The nose reveals mixed berries, mulling spice, vanilla and cherry, combining to produce a welcoming, rustic impression. The palate is loaded with bright red fruit, hints of plum, and plenty of earthy spice. Good acid and gritty tannin give this wine a little bit of structure, and carry it through to a lively, fresh finish. This is a wonderful barbecue wine for the warm summer months, and its lightness suggests that you might even try serving it slightly chilled and particularly hot days. At just $19, this is one to stock up on and drink until all summer long.
Trinitas Cellars celebrates the connection among sun, soil and humanity by working closely with its grower society throughout Northern California to source a broad range of varietals from the regions where climate and soil conditions are most favorable. Small quantities of these exceptional-quality grapes are then handcrafted into an approachable California-style wine to be enjoyed as an aperitif or with food. The Busch family balances their resources to grow their business and benefit the community and their faith, by honoring and serving God in all they do.
Trinitas, the Latin word for Trinity, is the fundamental principle of Christianity. Trinity also symbolizes Sun, Soil & Humanity, which are the three ingredients evoking the perfect wine. It further reflects the triumvirate of the Wine Country lifestyle, Meritage Resort & Spa, and Trinitas wines.
Learn more at www.trinitascellars.com.