Jerome Winery | Zinfandel
Vintage: 2009. Redolent aromas of crushed black pepper and aniseed; gentle oak with flavors of black plums and dried cherries with a spray of mint in the gracious finish; luscious mouthfeel. Alcohol Content: 15.20%.
Winemaker’s Notes: Zinfandel’s vines are vigorous and do well in warm weather and Willcox Valley’s elevation keeps it just right for the thin skinned grapes. Zinfandel is fickle; prone to rot, uneven ripening, so it requires constant attention in the vineyard and an ample degree of patience at harvest.
Pairings: Spicy meats, roasted duck, earthy, ripe brie with cranberries.
Jerome Winery was John McLoughlin’s first line of handcrafted wines. The wine follows a more traditional way of winemaking, bottled mainly as specific varietal wines. It hearkens back to the family's roots in the business. Family members worked in the vineyard as the first grapevines were planted and harvested by hand. The family photos on the labels honor that tradition of family and independent family businesses.