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Vino Vero

110 Leigh Road, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 1BU | hello@vinovero.co.uk | 01702 808 251

California has made something of a star of Zinfandel and if you like that bright, jammy hit then this knocks it out the park.


The story here is all about the fruit: ripe jammy strawberry and raspberry which bounds out of the glass with toasty oak flavours. There’s good acidity to keep it all in check and a spicy note too, but the focus is very much on that ripe, powerful berry flavour.


Contra Costa County, nestled in the bays by San Francisco, used to be a thriving wine scene, but over the years the vineyards have gone and suburbia encroached, with Viano left as the last producer standing.


A combination of old vines and a cooling bay breezes means they're perfectly placed to make powerful, expressive wines, and at a price you won't find in the more prestigious regions.


Grape varieties: Zinfandel

Alcohol: 13%

Viano Vineyards Zinfandel, Contra Costa County, California, USA