This Zinfandels’ vibrant berry color lures you in with sage, rose and pomegranate on the nose. Deep expressions of black cherry and sweet tobacco lead into hints of vanilla and pencil shavings on the mid-palate. The herbaceous finish of white pepper makes for a well rounded Zinfandel.
Benito Dusi Vineyard was the first of the Dusi Vineyards, it was planted by Sylvester Dusi in 1924. This historic Zinfandel vineyard resides in the Templeton Gap AVA. The vineyard is 100% head trained and dry farmed by five generations of the Dusi Family.
Janell Dusi is the proprietor and winemaker, specializing in Zinfandel. She is a 4th generation farmer who is the first of the family to go beyond farming to produce wines from the Dusi Vineyards. She honors her heritage by winemaking in the most native form; handpicking, hand sorting and stomping her wines by foot. Her signature style is continued with non-invasive wine handling and gentle barrel aging. A combination of new French and American oak, juvenile barrels are rounded out with neutral barrels to create wines that respect and reveal the natural varietal characteristics of Zinfandel.