Each month we spotlight one of our small-production, single-vineyard wines with a deep dive into the vineyard location, property history, wine style and pairing preferences. This month, our monthly spotlight is…
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Aromas of raspberry, licorice and toasty oak. Medium to full bodied palate with cherry fruit, balanced acidity and a note of mint on the finish. JO (12/20)
Northwestern edge of the Alexander Valley appellation, in the hills bordering the northern end of Dry Creek Valley.
This wine comes from a small planting of old-vine zinfandel on the Buchignani Ranch on Dutcher Creek Road in the hills north of Dry Creek Valley (carignane planted on the rest of the ranch provides a separate ATP selection). The zinfandel block, approximately five acres in size, was planted in the 1940s and ’50s on a rocky knoll overlooking the family home where Stan Buchignani, grandson of the ranch’s founder, Domenico Cerruti, lives today.
This quick and flavorful dish is perfect for a warm summer weeknight when you don’t want to spend a lot of time cooking inside. The sauce’s combination of sweet and savory notes pairs perfectly with Buchignani Zin’s bright red fruit and toasty oak spice.