There is a slight dustiness that quickly disappears revealing red fruit and spice, rich dried currants and sultanas and a subtle nod to rum and raisin.
The palate comes alive with a zingy briaryness. There is a celebration of red berries, red plums, spice and dried fruit encompassed within a deluxe mouthfeel and gentle tannins. Christmas in a glass.
Sourced from our Estate vineyard in the heart of McLaren Flat. It is located in the northern part of the foothills and ripens later than many of the other sub-regions resulting in an abundance of soft-velvety tannins.
Fermented in traditional oak vats, the wine will soak on grape skins to help build structure and mid-palate. After ferment, the wine was stored in one-year old French oak hogshead barrels for 18 months.
Black St. Peters is a curious name thought to be given to Zinfandel during the mid-1800s where it was sold out of a nursery on Long Island.
Food Pairing Notes
A wine to enjoy with game such as venison loin with Chinese five spice or dry roasted duck.