Boneshaker is a robust, full-throttle “old vine” Zinfandel from Lodi, California, a region known for its warm growing season and sandy soils. The main source of this Zinfandel, the Bruella Vineyard, is home to vines over sixty years old. Sustainably cultivated by the Mettler family, a fourth generation Lodi grower, these gnarled old vines produce fewer clusters and small berries with intense sugar, color, and a high concentration of bold fruit flavor.
A vibrant ruby red colour in the glass, this 2019 Zinfandel opens with aromas of cherry, toasted oak, a hint of leather and spice notes. On the palate, perfectly ripe red berry fruit flavours are accompanied by a seamless structure, gentle lingering spice flavours, and toasty finish.
Food matches: BBQ steak and potato skewers with grilled vegetables.