Leese-Fitch Zinfandel 2014

The Wine

“Leese-Fitch got hold of some great Zinfandel from Lodi and the Northern Interior Valley just outside of Livermore. The Lodi is a bit fruitier and warm in character whereas the Northern
Interior adds depth and some of the earthier characters of mushroom and espresso. Then they added Lodi Alicante Bouchet for color, Lodi Barbera for softness and bright berry fruit, and just a dab of Paso Robles Petite Sirah for added blue fruit and structure. 50% new American Oak aging adds depth and some of the toffee like notes of deep vanilla, coconut, dill, and even a bit of the sweet leather nuance. Rich and layered Zinfandel that brings the fruit to any party or gathering.”

Tasting Notes

The 2014 Leese Fitch Zinfandel swirls with dark purple colour, with aromas of blackberry jam, cinnamon toast, sandlewood, and grilled plum with hints of black pepper and dried fig. On the palate, you taste dried cherry, black raspberry, toasted coconut, roasted almonds, and deep vanilla custard. The flavor continues to develop on the finish showing the brambly side of Zinfandel and some earthy characteristics; roasted Portobello Mushroom, Mexican Hot Chocolate, and soy with hints of espresso and sweet leather.

The Winery

The wines of Leese-Fitch are wines that celebrate the deep heritage of California embodied in the iconic Leese-Fitch Adobe built in the 1830s and still at home in the historic town of Sonoma, California today. More than simple wines from California, these wines classically represent each varietal from which they are made.

Wine Facts

Vintages LCBO # 508184
Release Date 5-Aug-17
Producer The Other Guys, Inc
Country USA
Region California, Northern Interior Valley & Paso Robles
Varietal Zinfandel
Style Full bodied & smooth
Sweetness XD – Extra Dry
Alcohol 14.0%
Sugar 5 g/L
Awards/Press BEST BUY Wine Enthusiast