Tonti Family Wines Old Vine Zinfandel 2017 Russian River Valley, California
A wonderful Zinfandel with all the big, ripe characteristics of this grape. The big difference is the wine is in great balance. The acidity really helps keep this wine from becoming flabby. There’s this cranberry like presence in the back of the wine that is almost refreshing. I was definitely ready for a second glass, that doesn’t usually happen with Zin.
Pair this with big flavors like BBQ, roasted meats, beef stew and homemade chili. Keep the chili vegetarian if you like, it’ll sing with that too.