2014 Beran Zinfandel of California
2014 Beran Zinfandel of California, California, USA
Winemaker Notes; Vibrant ruby red with a dark core and deep purple hues. Sweet tobacco, blackcurrant, raspberry jam, cocoa powder and cigar box. Flavors of cherry, cranberry, raspberry tart and blackberry compote highlighted by notes of sweet cedar and baking spices. Opulent and satisfying, this medium-weight wine is balanced with bright acidity, integrated tannins and a lingering finish.Pairs well with grilled lamb or beef burgers, lasagna and other baked pasta dishes with red sauce, dried jack cheese, or aged gruyère.
A major force on the global playing field, California is the world’s fourth largest wine-producing region on the planet and the majority of land under vine here is devoted to red varieties, covering nearly double the vineyard acreage of whites.
While the state’s incredibly diverse terrain and microclimates allow for countless red wine styles, the one factor unifying all California red wine is the abundance of sunshine and a long, consistent growing season, which leads to well-developed and fully ripened fruit.
The most famous region today, of course, is the acclaimed Napa Valley, whereCabernet Sauvignon reigns as king.
Sonoma County, nestled between Napa Valley and the Pacific Ocean, claims great variability in geography and micro climates. Here world-class Pinot Noir is possible from Sonoma’s cooler sites while old, gnarly Zinfandel vines survived Prohibition.
The Central Coast, Lodi and the Sierra Foothills also excel in the production of Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and remain active frontiers for newer varieties, namely Rhône and Spanish.The cool Anderson Valley in California’s North Coast region is a fantastic source of Pinot noir.
For Beran (pronounced ‘baron’), we rely on new vineyards along with old-vine plantings. We are honored to work with some of the most world renowned multi-generation Zin growers in notable Zinfandel regions. Home to extraordinary fruit in places like Sonoma County, Napa Valley and the desolate Sierra foothills of Amador County, California’s climate produces Zinfandels worthy of the grape’s long and illustrious history.