Dynamite Zinfandel, North Coast, 2011

Our Zinfandel bursts with spicy black raspberries, cherries and plums, with hints of dark chocolate, licorice and crushed black pepper. These smooth, fruity flavors make a dynamite match with boldly flavored foods, especially spice-rubbed pork, grilled flank steak or sausage-laden pasta. The inspiration for the name Dynamite came from hillside vineyards so thick with volcanic rock that we blasted with dynamite to plant the vines. Our colorful label, by Stephan Ward, illustrates the Pomo Indian legend behind the diamond-like quarts that sparkles in the soils of one of our volcanic vineyards: The moon wept when she could not be with her love, a Pomo chieftain, and her tears fell to the earth, forming glistening moon tears. Taste the magic in our legendary wines. www.DynamiteVineyards.com. Alc. 14.8% by vol. Cellared & bottled by Dynamite Vineyards, Sonoma. California.