Voluminous and very well focused, the 2012 Pennino Zinfandel displays a high degree of spice as well as big, juicy flavors of plums, cherries, and red fruits that are beautifully offset by a bright, balsamic-like acidity. Nuances of ginger, cardamom, and cinnamon mingle with notes of Mexican chocolate. One may even detect a hint of cherry blossoms. Integrated tannins support the structure and there is a succulent mouthfeel with a long, satisfying mocha finish.
Varietals - 95% Zinfandel, 2.5% Primitivo, 2.5% Petite Sirah