Peter Franus Brandlin Zinfandel 2015 Magnum
PRODUCER: The story of Peter Franus – the person, the winery, the wine – may just be the Great American Wine Fairy Tale. It includes a man searching for a path who could not ignore his calling. It includes hard-earned lessons from a rung-by-rung climb up the wine ladder, and graceful and delicious wine born of experience, tradition and intuition. And, of course, it includes romance. From the day they made their first wine in 1987, their goal has always been the same – to produce delicious and reasonably priced wines that distinguish themselves with their unique character, richness, harmony and the genuine sense of the mountain and hillside vineyards they came from.
WINEMAKING: Peter likes to ferment his Zinfandels at temperatures slightly lower than those for Bordeaux reds to accentuate the zesty and forward fruit character of the variety. Ageing exclusively in Burgundian French oak barrels adds complexity as well as refinement to the wine
TASTING NOTE: Brilliant dark ruby, the nose of our 2015 is pretty, fun, and serious all at the same time. Berries and cream, cardamom, and rose petal entwine in this complex package. Lush and mouth-filling while the perfect tannins and weight lift the spice flavours to a lengthy and refreshing finish. Destined to last for many years.