Zinfandel is often called the "mystery grape" because its European origins are oddly uncertain. Some claim the Italian grape, primitivo, to be the origins of American Zin. Other's point towards Croatia and the Crljenak Kastelanski grape. What we know for sure is that bottled wines bearing the varietal label "Zinfandel" appeared as early as 1883 in California. Hence, Zin is often referred to as "California's grape." However, Washington state has proven it can grow and produce premium Zin with the best of them...
Zinfandel has been lavishly and deservedly praised for its versatility. It is the most widely planted grape in California, bears fruit well and ripens readily. Once harvested, the fruit ferments with little coaxing from the winemaker.
Our Zinfandel is intensely rich and full, with flavors of dried cherry, raspberry licorice, and sweet pepper.