A Classic. Plums and dark chocolate Ganache, the fruit is deep and rich, Olallaberry, blackcurrant, and boysenberry all wild and vivid. All the rich fruit is laced with spices, California bay, fennel dust, and Chinese five spice. Balanced texture and fine acidity lead to a long finish.
2019 Bailey Ranch Zinfandel - 100% Zinfandel
Just throw me in the briar patch!!...... again. -Neil Collins
2021 Old Hat - Osgood Vineyard, Adelaida District Retail: $60 Wine Club $48 70% Zinfandel, 30% Petite Sirah
The Hat is back! So excited for the return of this wine and to be able to share it at last!!! An impression of oak on the nose, subtle but present, dark chocolate-coated cherry liquor packed with dark fruits, a toasty oak component with a lift of spruce needles. It's deep and full. This nose is intoxicating, a nose to dwell on. On the palate the texture is luxuriant, crushed velvet. Jam-packed with deep dark fruits, melted dark chocolate, Kir, and molasses cookies, all wrapped in floral violet tints. Incredible balance of plushness, acid, and tannin. It's great to have Old Hat back. Cheers Osgoods!