Once & Future Oakley Road Zinfandel
Region: Contra Costa County
After nearly 45 years in the wine business, Joel Peterson has returned to his roots with Once & Future, a small, hands on project focusing on pure expressive wines from unique historic vineyards in California. This is from Joel's plot of of 120 year old Zinfandel vines, that benefit from the cooling influence of the San Pablo Bay.
A surprising delicate and peppery expression of California Zinfandel, not the 15% behemoth we were expecting! Bright red and dark berries, spicy liquorice with fresh acidity and smooth, well-integrated tannins.