Diablo Sunset 2017

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With all the flavors of Contra Costa and every taste of the Sun, our Diablo Sunset roots deep with California character, fruity, bold and enjoyable for all occasions. A blend of Petite Sirah and Zinfandel, a perfect combination, a match to be made, a story to be told, a time not to forget, …

Diablo Sunset, a symbol of east Contra Costa living. A sight we all enjoy and marvel about, when the spring sky turns orange and red in the early evening hours, and Mt Diablo is painted in silhouette.

We like to add our wine to this phenomenon. Our Diablo Sunset wine is a blend of Zinfandel and Petite Sirah grapes, each with a long history in California and both made world famous here. The wine embodies the strong characteristics of these grapes, and it is well suited for being paired with a wide variety of Italian to Mexican dishes.

The Zinfandel grapes and Zinfandel wine are inextricably linked with California. Zinfandel is one of oldest, if not the oldest, grape variety in California and today it occupies about 10 percent of all California vineyards. The grape variety originates from Croatia and was brought here by early settlers in the 1820’s.

The primary flavors of Zinfandel are jam, blueberry, black pepper, cherry, plum, boysenberry, cranberry, and licorice. When you taste Zinfandel it often explodes with candied fruitiness followed by spice and often a tobacco-like smoky finish.

The Petite Sirah grapes were first found growing in Rhône region of France in the mid-1800’s. It is loved for its extraordinary deep color and full-bodied flavors of blueberry, chocolate, plums and black pepper. Despite its popularity, Petite Sirah is an exceptionally rare grape with less than 10,000 planted acres worldwide, growing mainly in California. There is nothing “petite” at all about Petite Sirah, as it is indeed one of the big reds. 

 2017 estate grown and bottled red wine, 750ml, 14.6% Alcohol by Volume