Once in awhile, you taste a wine that really resonates with your palate. Zinfusion from Castoro Cellars did it for me. I had heard good things about this winery, and was looking forward to the opportunity to taste one of their wines. I was not disappointed.
This is an unoaked-style Chardonnay with a small amount of Vermentino and Sauvignon Blanc blended in. The color is straw yellow in the glass with aromas of grass, pineapple and minerals. It is smooth on the palate with a slightly acidic finish.
In the Henry’s Seven, this addition of the aromatic white grape viognier has given the blend a fragrant lift of some extra pepper and enhanced the violet aromas. These are joined by fresh plum and more earthy, spicy characters. It has also allowed the wine to retain its youthful purple hued vibrance and added its weight to the fuller body.
We thoroughly enjoyed this wine! Pouring it into the glass the legs lingered along the sides and the delectable aromas included dark berry, earth, purple plum and cherry. On the palate, there were intense notes of cherries and vanilla spice. The finish was semi-dry and smooth with mild tannins and acidity.
Les Piliers Cabernet Sauvignon is produced by Famille Gassier, located in the southern region of the Rhone Valley. Winemaker Michel Gassier takes pride in creating wines that reflect the nuances of the land and the personalities of the people that make each bottle. The old vine grapes used to make this wine are hand-picked and made from 100% Cabernet and is sustainably farmed.