MOTTO Unabashed Zinfandel
Dark and complex, Motto Unabashed Zinfandel medium dry red wine explodes with bright racy fruit aromas of plum, cranberry and marionberry. Beyond the fruit are notes of soft leather. The palate reveals flavors of chocolate covered raspberries with a hint of spice.
Category: Dry Red Wine
Grapes: Predominantly Zinfandel and a little Cabernet Sauvignon
Winery: Motto Wines
Pairings: Meatloaf, BBQ ribs, pulled pork sandwiches, mole pork, fried chicken, grilled cheese, spaghetti with meatballs.
Zinfandel Grape Variety
This red wine grape is grown predominantly in the United States, followed by Southern Italy, where it’s known as Primitivo. Zinfandel/Primitivo are genetically identical to the Croatian varietal Tribidrag. Flavors of blackberry, strawberry, peach preserves, five spice and sweet tobacco.
Cabernet Sauvignon Grape Variety
Much of the world’s Cabernet Sauvignon is grown in France, followed closely by Chile and then the United States. Cabernet Sauvignon holds the distinction of being the most planted wine grape in the world. This grape variety has flavors of black currant, cedar, herb and plum.
Motto wines are a collection of district, dark, rich wines from California that deliver a definitively bold wine experience. Their winemaking team has thought of new ways to defy ordinary by taking a new approach to making California wine – learning the rules, so they could break them with style. The resulting wines are dark and bold, yet fruit-forward.
Grapes were sourced from vineyards across California’s sun drenched valleys. The wine aged with a combination of oak to add texture and complexity as well as stainless steel tanks to retain freshness and character. Lots were kept separately throughout fermentation to allow the wine to evolve and reveal its true character and complexities.