Brazin (B) Old Vine Zinfandel 2010
Big, bold aromas of bountiful, rich, dark berries fuse with plums and figs, punctuated with notes of vanilla, mocha, and pepper. A core of intense, dark plum and cocoa rock the palate of this daring Zinfandel, while balanced acidity and lingering tannins add complexity, concentration, and depth to the finish. Don't be bashful with your pairings. Be Brazin with dinner when serving saucy ribs, pepper steak, slow-roasted bone-in country pork ribs, grilled chili, rubbed flank steak, pasta with spicy red sauce or with Italian sausage and black olives, or a pizza with everything!
Brazin is a brand of DFV Wines, a family-owned winery committed to its 80-plus-year California winemaking and winegrowing heritage. Three generations of the Indelicato family have overseen vineyard operations and winemaking at their California properties, maintaining the unparalleled standards for which they are known. The winery harvests grapes from Napa, Lodi, Monterey, and Sonoma to craft wines that express the diversity of these appellations. This diversity is also reflected in the many separate label brands that the winery produces, such as Gnarly Head, Loredona, Massimo, and Sequin. Brazin scoffs at lesser wines and is located where old and new worlds collide—Lodi, one of the oldest California winegrowing regions and home to some of the newest winemaking technology. The result is a Zinfandel that is so bold, so intense, that it is dangerously good. The first sip of this decadent treat demands another—It's so shameless, so irresistible, so Brazin! Once your eyes glimpse its deep and inky color, they'll alert your other senses to fasten their seat belts. This wine is going to take your senses for a ride, yet it is not to be rushed—don't be afraid to savor its long, lingering finish.