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Rust Wine Co. Zinfandel

Rust Wine Co. Zinfandel 2014

Golden Mile Bench, Oliver, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaRust Wine Co. opened a year ago, taking over what was Rustico Farm and Cellars for their tasting room, and making small lot, single vineyard wines from around the Okanagan. This is well suited to the winery's style, matching a potently ripe red grape, in this case older vine Golden Mile Bench zinfandel, to the winery's more-is-more outlook (just feel the heft of the wax-topped bottle). Dense red fruit, raspberries, cherry compote, nutmeg is amply cushioned by a downy pillow of ripe berry fruit, and bracketed by medicinal cracked red pepper spice. Tannins are cedar sanded smoothed, and the finish feels its zin-appropo 15 degrees. For sharing with friends now, over saucy, grilled ribs.Tasted: 15 October 2018Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 40.00 winery direct Producer: Rust Wine Co.Distributors: Winery Direct
Varietal: Zinfandel