Released in 2002, 7 Deadly was born from a Catholic school upbringing and our
winemaker’s lust for hedonistically seductive wine. Seven certified sustainable
vineyards were chosen for the inaugural vintage in the enviable Lodi appellation,
where Zinfandel reigns supreme. The Seven Sins were related to the seven Old
Vine Zinfandels blended in the wine to create 7 Deadly Zins, now America’s
We could not have asked for better conditions for the 2016 growing season. The
weather was temperate with only 8 days above 100 degrees Fahrenheit, and the
fruit quality was impeccable. We started picking in late July and finished the last
week of October, just before heavy rains hit. With so many ideal factors coming
together at the peak of harvest, 2016 is a vintage to look out for!
Sinful indeed, our 2016 Old Vine Zinfandel is full-bodied and seductive. Heaps of
jammy berry fruit are followed by aromas of leather, oak and spice notes. On the
palate the wine is round and layered showing flavors of dark fruits, currants and
toffee through a lingering spice-touched finish.