Arndt Cellars Benito Dusi Vineyard Zinfandel 2014
Benito Dusi Vineyard is a vineyard planted in 1922 and dry farmed to produce fruit that is rich in flavor and high in brix at the time of picking. The wine opens with a nose of black cherries jubilee, followed by flavors of boysenberry compote and plum skin. The fine tannins give the wine an elegant structure and balance. The flavors persist on the finish with additional spice. Alcohol 15.1%. 150 cases produced.
Wine EnthusiastThis is a well-built, elegant Zinfandel, with restrained blackberry, sagebrush and wet clay aromas on the nose. A chalky structure shows on the palate, where wild mint and thyme notes add nuance to the elderberry and black plum skin flavors. Patience and cellar time will allow further aromatic layers to emerge.