About This Wine
When you’re raised in a Catholic school, certain lessons never escape you.
And so it was that brothers Michael and David Phillips named their very special Lodi-appellation Zinfandel — sourced from seven different vineyards in the region — after the “Seven Sins” they learned about in their youth. That’s how the “7 Deadly Zins” label came to be.
But it takes more than a clever name to make a great wine, and that’s why the Phillips brothers didn’t choose their vineyard sources randomly. Rather, they sought out local growers known for treating their vines right and producing superior Zinfandel grapes. Lodi is Zin country, so that approach virtually guaranteed the crafting of a fabulous cuvee.
The 2008 vintage of “7 Deadly Zins” is a soft, fruit-driven wine that exudes Zinfandel personality while remaining extremely food-friendly. Michael and David Phillips obviously learned their lessons well, and now we all get to benefit from their strict Catholic upbringing.
California's own grape variety. Red Zinfandel (not to be confused with "white" Zinfandel) can produce full-bodied wines packed with ripe berry fruit and smooth tannins. Flavors of blackberries and spicy pepper.
- Grape Composition:Zinfandel & Small Amounts of Petite Sirah & Petit Verdot
- Grape Source:7 Select Vineyards in California’s Lodi District
- Aromas & Flavors:Plum, Pepper, Blueberry, Raspberry and Cinnamon
- Aging Vessels:85% American & 15% French Oak Barrels for 12 Months
- When to Drink:Now Through 2013
- Food Pairing Suggestionpepperoni pizza, or pasta with a red sauce.
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