Appearance: Dark Ruby Red, Amethyst hues. Moderate plus viscosity and slow forming, moderately stained tears
Aroma: Complex Aromatics with lush blueberry, Black currant, boysenberry and figs for fruit alongside notes of dark chocolate, vanilla & cinnamon
Palate: On the front of the palate reveals ripe raspberry, red cherry and madagascar vanilla bean. The mid-palate features continued fruit with subtle savory elements of autumn leaf, and cedar with rounded, plush tannins that extend into a long finish featuring black cherry, blackberry and cocoa nips notes.
The 2018 Iris Zinfandel is a full, complex and rich wine that is drinking nicely on release and will offer added complexity in a few years. Try it with a slowly braised beef or Lamb shank, or with a taste of high-quality dark chocolate.