"The 2020 Zlnfandel Flambeaux Vineyard Is flush with apricot preserve, cedar, and blackberry. The palate is juicy and Inviting, with black raspberry coulis and cocoa powder. Is open and ready for drinking now or through 2028." - Jeb Dunnuck
The nose bursts from the glass with violet and sandalwood. Upon first sip you get some fresh blackberry and anise and grilled lamb with mint. The finish is fresh and clean and lingers nicely.
I love the many faces of Zinfandel. In the vineyard the big, gangley clusters produce large berries which all seem to ripen at varying speeds - even within the same cluster. This makes timing the pick for Zinfandel tricky. Some berries may fool you into thinking the fruit is ripe while others are still tart and not flavorful yet. You can do like some folks and just wait until everything is *really* ripe and pick then - but I find those wines tend to be overblown and less interesting. I like Zinfandel when you get some of those floral notes on the nose and a bit of the riper fruit can show through on the palate. Some zip with some zap, if you will. ~ Winemaker, Ryan Prichard
Carnitas street tacos with pickled onions
About Flambeaux Wine
Flambeaux are the dancing torchbearers of Carnival night parades. A quintessential symbol of New Orleans Mardi Gras tradition, Flambeaux represent all that we love best about wine—light flickering in a glass, complex flavors dancing across the palate, and a celebration of life.