Scotto Family Wines Lodi Zinfandel 2016
Big, ripe and juicy. Blackberry and plum meld with chocolate, spice and caramel.
Deep plum colour with intense aromas of spice, chocolate, raspberry, cranberry and plum jam. Bold and mouth-filling with masses of alcohol and fruit mixed with creamy vanilla oak and ripe tannins.
Dominic Scotto emigrated to America from the island of Iscia in the bay of Naples in 1903 and worked as a ship's caulker, making wine in his spare time. The family wine-making tradition was passed from generation to generation and today it is Anthony Scotto, Dominic's grandson, who now runs a full-time wine business. It is based in Lodi, some 60 miles east of San Francisco. This Old Vine Zinfandel comes from vines planted by the early Italian immigrants and shows the variety's true character: It is a big, bold and uncompromising wine. A ripe, powerful wine from low-yielding vines.