The first thing you feel when you pick up a bottle of Don & Sons wine is the label.
It’s a luxurious suede that is remindful of cuddly blanket in front of a crackling fire.
Both the Big Smooth Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon (both $15) are sourced from premier vineyards in California’s famous Lodi region.
The Zinfandel with its eye-catching purple label is a blend of 81 percent Zinfandel, 13 percent Petite Sirah and 6 percent Merlot. It opens with explosive aromas of black cherry, blackberry and fig. American oak aging produces toasted coconut, vanilla and dill lift from the glass. On the palate cascades of boysenberry, pomegranate and red currants seduce the taste buds. The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon – a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Petite Sirah and Malbec – has enticing aromas of blackberry, cherry, plum and mint. The first sip engages the palate with blackberry cobbler, currant, toasted sage and spearmint and lingers in a smooth finish.