Benessere Zinfandel St. Helena 2005
This may be the best Old Vine Zinfandel we have produced to date! The elements were all there for this vintage: small crop, perfect maturity and small, intensely flavored berries. The results are in the glass with the dark purple color alluding to the plums and blackberry jam apparent as the main aromatic components. The distinctly earthy flavors marry well with the fruit and spicy oak. Pair this wine with Buffalo burgers, Rabbit tostadas and most grilled red meats or spicy dishes. It will age well for the next five to seven years. Sugar: 0.0 Oak: 30% New
Benessere” is the Italian word for well being and prosperity. This is the feeling we try to embody at Benessere Winery. We are a small family owned, high end producer of Italian varietals, located in the north end of Napa Valley on the valley floor where the soil is well suited for growing excellent wine. We have expanded our selection of varietals to include Zinfandel, Merlot, Syrah and Muscat di Canelli. We also produce an outstanding blend called Phenomenon.