There's nothing better than a great glass of wine to spark a memory. A late Friday afternoon lunch that rolls into the evening. The daily celebration with family and friends. Maybe it's a New Orleans thing - that feeling of instant celebration and casual acceptance of a good time. We think it's fitting wherever you are. Celebrating life's milestones (big and small) is one of the best parts of this journey. Thank you for supporting Flambeaux Wine and celebrating with us. "Laissez les bons temps rouler!" - Let the good times roll!
Macerated strawberries with peppercorn and an earthy forest floor aroma. Some boysenberry pop that persists through the electric palate. Some spicebox and chili-dipped watermelon hints at the liveliness with darker plum fruits coming on towards the end to make for a long and rich finish.
2019 had such a long and drawn out harvest season which gave the notoriously fickle Zinfandel time to even out and ripen beautifully. Zinfandel can be tricky with its large clusters - some berries will get ripe and be perfect early on while other berries in the cluster will still need more time. Zinfandel, maybe more than most varieties, forces winemakers to pick at a time when variability within the cluster is still higher than most other varieties. What I love about that is you get both dark and ripe characteristics as well as light and vibrant qualities in every cluster. This makes for a lively and interesting wine that pairs with more things than it doesn't! ~ Winemaker Ryan Prichard