Folie à Deux Zinfandel 2014
78 In Stock
Dry Creek Valley
The Folie à Deux 2014 Zinfandel opens with expressive kirsch, boysenberry and fig aromas framed by hints of espresso and cocoa nibs. The bright fruit flavors with notes of blackberry jam are balanced by spicy mocha and a smooth, yet structured mouthfeel. Bright acidity and medium tannins on the palate are complemented by a long, lingering finish of black pepper, molasses and oak. For an excellent pairing, serve this wine with braised pork topped with a spiced curry sauce and rosemary herbs.
The grapes for this Zinfandel underwent a three-day cold soak, and a starter yeast was used to initiate fermentation at 75°F. During a maceration period of 11 to 15 days, the juice was pumped over the skins daily to maximize the extraction of the variety’s rich flavor and tannins. Delestage—an oxygenation technique—was employed during active fermentation to soften the wine and showcase its fruit character. This Zinfandel was aged in a combination of French and American oak barrels.