There is a vast complexity of flavors and aromas in this wine, driven by the unique Paso Robles soils and the blend of three Zinfandel vineyards. The nose opens up with dried fruit and concentrated blueberry aromas, with white pepper, warm Indian spices, and a touch of gaminess rounding out the background. This wine is similarly complex on the palate, with chocolate-covered cherry flavors balanced by old vine spice and a hint of sweet cigar. Earthy, medium-bodied, with a touch of minerality, this varietally correct Zinfandel gets its depth from Paso's red soils. Light, dusty tannins frame the finish, with hints of espresso bean and sour cherry.
About one-third of this wine came from the Clevenger Vineyard, on Paso Robles' west side, just northwest of Templeton. The blend of different vineyards - some picked earlier in the harvest, others picked late - gives this wine a wide range of flavors to pair with food. Serve our Project Paso Zinfandel with barbecued ribs, collard greens and black-eyed peas for a classic Southern dish, or try a grilled buffalo burger with thick sweet potato fries to match with the sweet and savory notes in the wine.