The special vintage of the Willow Creek Zinfandel is making quite the first impression. Right off the pop the wine throws vibrant tones of alpine blueberries, cigar humidor, and cracked pink peppercorns. From a structural perspective, the wine has a very delicate structure creating a Zinfandel that is more about finesse than sheer volume. As the wine continues to open, the bouquet begins to throw notes of wilting violets and rose petals.
I would love to drink this alongside carne asada tamales or gumbo – both would elevate the alpine and floral tones of the Zinfandel without overpowering the delicacy of the wine.