Localization: Paso Robles, California, USA
Tasting notes: The Brady Vineyard Zinfandel is rich and luxurious, featuring deep crimson color and aromas reminiscent of raspberry, and black pepper with subtle notes of vanilla and spice. On tasting, it shows opulent texture, gentle acidity, and savory bramble berry flavors with a hint of velvety oak that lengthens the finish.
Food pairing: Enjoy alone, or with smoked or roasted meats, sharp cheeses, and with dishes with rich flavorful sauces.
The Domain: The Brady family vineyard is the family’s dream, come to realization here in Paso Robles where native lupines found on the property are reminiscent of the fields of bluebonnets that greet the spring in the Brady’s native Texas. Nestled in the Estrella Valley just far enough inland from the Pacific Ocean to build heat daily but still close enough to enjoy the nightly cooling of maritime breezes. Established in 2001, the 24-acre site is ideally situated for world-class viticulture with vines rooted in the meager gravelly soils that form a rolling alluvial terrace overlooking the Estrella River. Here, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Petite Sirah vines are planted at a density of 908 vines per acre grafted onto rootstock bred to seek out available water and nutrients in the sparse ground. Because of the inherent poverty of the site yields are limited to a scant 4 tons per acre boosting intensity and concentration from the vines. All of these elements together result in rich, fully-ripened grapes, ideal for producing big and bold Paso Robles Red wines.