Brazin lives for the excitement of discovering Zinfandel’s bold, adventurous beauty. Our Lodi Zinfandel is crafted from head-trained Zinfandel vines that range from 40 to 100 years of age. Our relationships with these family-owned vineyards have endured two and even three generations.
The 2012 Brazin Lodi Zinfandel is big, bold and offers aromas of rich black fruit and mocha that mingle with hints of spice and soft vanilla. Intense, ripe plum and jammy blackberry rock the palate of this daring Zinfandel. Balanced acidity and lingering tannins add complexity, concentration and depth to the finish.
Don’t be bashful with your pairings. Be Brazin! Serve with slow roasted bone-in country pork ribs, grilled chili-rubbed flank steak or pasta with Italian sausage and black olives.
For Lodi, the 2012 vintage delivered an ideal growing season, producing fruit of exceptional quality across the board. A warm, dry spring yielded a well-balanced crop load in comparison to the two previous vintages. Moderate summer weather and warm temperatures just prior to harvest allowed the grapes to gradually ripen, delivering outstanding fruit across the region. These near-perfect growing conditions gave the 2012 Zinfandel brilliant color, complex layers of fruit flavors and a round,
Lodi is Zinfandel country – the grape thrives in the region’s Mediterranean climate and sandy soils. Located due east of San Francisco, Lodi experiences warm days and nights that are cooled by Pacific breezes funneled through the Carquinez Straits. Its fine granular soils offer excellent drainage, forcing the vine’s roots deep into the ground. This unique combination of climate, soil and old vines foster small berry size, which leads to intense color and rich, concentrated flavors. - Winery