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100% Shenandoah Clone Zinfandel
The 2018 Absolution, made exclusively from Shenandoah Clone Zinfandel grapes, is a remarkable expression of both the varietal and its terroir. It marries fruit-forwardness with subtle spice and a pleasing touch of leather, creating a well-rounded and enjoyable wine. Whether savored on its own or paired with a variety of dishes, this Zinfandel is sure to please wine enthusiasts seeking a fragrant, fruit-driven, and characterful experience. Its smooth finish is the perfect conclusion to a wine that offers a moment of “absolution” from the everyday.
Tasting & Pairing Notes
Aromas, Flavors, Palate
Appearance: The 2018 Absolution, crafted from 100% Shenandoah Clone Zinfandel, presents itself in the glass with a deep, inviting garnet hue. Its brilliance and clarity showcase the wine’s pedigree as an estate-grown gem.Nose: This Zinfandel opens with fragrant and enticing aromas that immediately capture the senses. It’s a fruit-forward revelation, with soft cherry notes taking the lead, offering a delightful sweetness. Intertwined with the cherry are subtle hints of clove and white pepper, adding a layer of intrigue and spice to the bouquet.Palate: The palate of the 2018 Absolution continues the journey with a symphony of flavors. The fruit-forward nature of this Zinfandel shines brightly, with the soft cherry notes from the nose evolving into a juicy and vibrant experience on the palate. The presence of clove and white pepper adds a gentle but invigorating spice that enhances the overall complexity.Body: With a medium to full-bodied presence, this Zinfandel boasts a well-structured and balanced profile. The tannins, while present, are leathery and approachable, contributing to a smooth and pleasing mouthfeel.Finish: The finish of this wine is a testament to its quality and craftsmanship. It showcases leathery tannins that provide a satisfying grip on the palate, underscoring the wine’s depth and character. The finish is smooth and lingering, leaving a lasting impression and inviting another sip.
Mains, Appetizers, Nibbles
Barbecue ribs or pulled pork sandwiches make for a fantastic pairing, as the wine’s bold fruitiness complements the smoky and savory flavors.Enjoy it with spicy chili con carne, as the wine’s fruitiness can temper the heat.Serve it with a cheese and charcuterie board as a delightful appetizer option. The wine complements a variety of cheeses and cured meats.