Flametree Zinfandel 2009
This late picked Zinfandel was picked very ripe, fermented in a small open pot and then transferred to older French oak. Maturation was for 12 months before being lightly fined and bottled in June 2010.
Ripe plums and fruitcake with a very ripe, almost fortified nose. Classic raisins, redcurrants and fruitcake dominate the palate. Made in a Californian style, a small amount of sugar has been retained in this wine. The focus is very much on fruit, the result being a very soft palate. Made to drink as a young wine whilst the fruit flavours are still fresh and primary.
Drink now as this wine is all about fruit. Up to 5 years if you must cellar.