Cortina is the name the name of the single vineyard in which the top quality Zinfandel grapes come from for this wine. The vineyard is names this as Cortina is also the dominant soil type of the area, a gravelly loam. This intense, structured Zinfandel was aged for 14 months predominatley in French oak. The result is bright aromas of dark cherry and black raspberry and a slight white pepper character. Soft, full-bodied and warming with a well balanced finish of tannins, fruit and acidity.