Wine Enthusiast 90
Dense blackberry and black cherry notes pick up soy, oregano, thyme and roast beef characteristics in this very dark style of Zin. The deep and rich palate offers concentrated black cherry syrup before revealing rustic touches of leather and tobacco. A hearty wine to match your roasted meats.-
Opaque Zinfandel comes from a vineyard in Paso Robles near the city of Atascadero on a steep hillside, a wine originally from Croatia, named Crljenak Katelanski. These grapes are grown in a very calcareous soil, creating very concentrated flavors. After aging in French oak barrels for 10 months, this Zinfandel reveals ripe flavors of blackberry, boysenberry, and black cherry with accents of spice and dark cocoa. Enjoy the darkness!-Winemakers Notes
Today, the LA River is paved and the vineyards have been replaced with businesses and homes. San Antonio Winery remains the oldest and largest producing winery in Los Angeles with over 100 years of winemaking, making it an essential component of the citys cultural and historical landscape. In fact, in the early 1960s, Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Board designated the winery Cultural Monument Number 42.
Still sitting on its original location on Lamar Street, the winery is the last vestige of the rich winemaking tradition of the greater Los Angeles.
We are blessed today to have four generations of family contributing to our success. Our vineyards are now located in Paso Robles, Monterey, and Napa Valley and we are proud to be one of the most-awarded wineries in California.-Winery Notes