About This Wine
Paso Robles has emerged as one of California’s hubs of Zinfandel.
No wonder Castoro Cellars crafts a number of unique Zinfandel bottlings — including this one, simply designated “Paso Robles.” It’s crafted from grapes grown in both estate and nearby vineyards, all within the Paso Robles AVA (American Viticultural Area).
Paso Robles’ climate is considered semi-arid, with low humidity and low rainfall. Located about 20 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean, its daily high temperatures are contrasted by cooling breezes that flow over the Coastal Range during the evening hours, leading to temperature variations of up to 50 degrees in a single day. This variation results in very ripe winegrapes, without any loss of acidity.
Castoro’s limited-production 2010 vintage Zinfandel is brimming with personality. It’s a jammy, fruit-forward Zin — an ideal companion to a well-seasoned steak or spicy sausage — that only will enhance Paso Robles’ reputation as a go-to source of top-quality Zinfandel wines.
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:100% Zinfandel
- Grape Source:Paso Robles Area of California’s Central Coast
- Aromas & Flavors:Red Cherry, Raspberry, Pepper, Cinnamon, Vanilla and Toasty Coconut Oak
- Aging Vessels:American Oak Barrels for 10 Months
- When to Drink:Now Through 2016
- Food Pairing Suggestiona well-seasoned steak, or a spicy sausage.
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