The 2017 ‘Allegro’ opens with deep aromas of loganberry, warm cedar, and clover honey shedding the jammy profile typically associated with Zinfandel. On the palate blackberries, dark raspberries, and currants swirl together and mingle with a sweetness reminiscent of fresh cream. It is that creaminess that not only provides a denseness to the body but balances the ever-present acidity on the snappy finish. This Zinfandel promises to be a dynamic food wine with its generous fruit, lively acidity, and relaxed tannins.
Allegro is an Italian word/ballet meaning fast movement. Ballet was thought to originate in Italy as it traces its origins to the Italian Renaissance, when it was developed as a court entertainment. Allegro is the part of the ballet comprised of fast turning or jumping, especially beaten steps, which usually follows the Adagio.
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Deep ruby red hue and sparkling clarity belie the unfiltered nature of this wine. Characteristically brambly with slightly wild notes of forest floor and cedar boughs complement the purity of fruit. The round, soft entry provides a perception of sweetness and is reminiscent of old vine Zinfandel from the Sierra Foothills. While big, it is balanced with very fine, soft tannins and a warm lingering finish.
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