Hawley Ponzo Vineyard Zinfandel
Hawley Winery is run by John Hawley and his two sons, Paul and Austin. John has been a winemaker since the 1970s, and has made the wines for some of California’s biggest names; Clos Du Bois and Kendall Jackson.
Grown at the border of Dry Creek Valley and Russian River Valley, the Ponzo vineyard produces Zinfandel fruit that benefits from foggy mornings and warm summer days. The result is a sophisticated and layered Zinfandel which charms all palates with a very fruit-forward introduction. Juicy blackberry notes greet you on the bouquet, mingling with cozy aromas of toasty oak and dark cocoa. Playful aromatic wisps of cotton candy beg you to take a sip. Full bodied on the palate, this Zin unfolds its signature wild strawberry notes along with nostalgic flavors of black cherry cola and soft, lingering tannins. Pair this versatile wine with all sorts of dishes such as lamb chops, beef Bolognese or baby back ribs!