2018 Four Vines Zinfandel Biker Paso Robles
2018 Four Vines Zinfandel Biker from Paso Robles, Central Coast, California
Four Vines honors the anti-establishment views of the Central Coast’s eccentric personalities. We make interesting wine, for interesting people.
Bold and daring with a touch of roughness around the edges… The Biker Zinfandel Hailing from the west side of Paso Robles, ground zero for top notch zin, The Biker is full of wild berry and layers of spice. Dark berry and spicy notes aromas lead to a palate rich with jammy, ripe plum and blackberry flavors bolstered by a touch of black pepper and sweet, toasted oak.
Winemakers Comments: Our Zinfandel grapes were picked during the cool night and early morning hours and delivered immediately to the winery to be de-stemmed and gently pressed into fermentation tanks. After seven to nine days of fermentation, the wine was gently racked into a combination of French, Hungarian and American oak for malolactic fermentation and twelve months of aging.
FOUR VINES: California’s Central Coast is a vast, rugged landscape stretching from Santa Barbara north to Monterey Bay. It’s wild country with a gorgeous coastline and few towns. Wide open with fertile farming soil and abundant ranchland, this place attracted more than just farmers and cowboys it also attracted artists, rebels, seekers and bon vivants from the Bay Area and the Los Angeles sprawl. The confluence of their unique personalities put a stamp on the burgeoning wine region and today, rule-breaking and non-conformity are celebrated values.
Paso Robles: has made a name for itself as a source of supple, powerful, fruit-driven wines. But with eleven smaller sub-AVAs, there is actually quite a bit of diversity to be found in this inland portion of California’s Central Coast. Paso Robles, known for its extreme heat, stark soils and chilly nights, is an excellent growing region for Zinfandel. Our vineyards are between 30 to 70 years old, each yielding only a few clusters with small, intensely flavored berries which lead to an elegant and complex wine.