Black Sage Zinfandel 2012
This Month we focus on upcoming Father’s day so I thought I would dedicate my next 2 posts to all the men out there !
When I think about Zinfandel It conjures up images of men smoking their after dinner cigars… waiting for their Port, maybe in the Mess Hall. A whole lot of testosterone ! To me, it’s a very masculine wine. It’s robust in body and flavor is best grown in long hot climates.
Do I have your attention now !
Black Sage winery headed by wine maker Jason James, has planted this variety in this hot little region that typically gets hotter than anywhere else in the Okanagan, located at the Northern tip of the Sonoran Desert. I am hoping that we here in B.C, will begin to be recognized internationally for our unique wines and terroirs.
The Color is a deep garnet with an aroma of ripe blackberries . On the palate I taste dark chocolate, smoke, cassis and cedar with an intense fruit finish. Known for it’s high level of sweetness this Zinfandel delivered a satisfying dry finish.
And now for my Barbeque …
Available at Okanagan Estate and local VQA shops