The 2011 Cigar Zin has notes of deep black fruit, a punch of spice and crushed black pepper on the nose. The rich, lush and well-structured wine is hearty with exotic fruit characteristics.
Hand harvested at peak season to ensure quality and flavor, the fruit for Cigar Zin was sorted then fermented for 7 days. Prepared in French (50%) and American (50%) oak barrels for 11 months.
|Wine maker notes
|In 2012, Cigar Zin was re-launched in partnership between Deutsch Family Wine and Spirits and Vintage Wine Estates producers of premium California wines. Cigar Zin is an elegant blend of 90% Zinfandel, 5% Petit Sirah, and 5% Syrah.
Grapes are hand harvested and sorted at peak season to ensure quality and flavor, and the wine is aged for 11 months in French and American oak barrels. The striking packaging is reminiscent of a cigar band, which speaks to the desire to remain sophisticated and masculine while stepping outside the boundaries to escape the mundane.
Cigar Zin is the perfect wine for steak dinners, outdoor barbeques, or a typical Tuesday night.
|Cosentino Winery produces more than 30 award-winning wines, hand-crafted from small lots of high quality fruit.
Inspired by the artistic approach to winemaking and the natural characteristics of the grapes, Mitch Cosentino lets his palate guide him.
The production of each wine varies from year to year, based on the quality and yield of the vintage.