Celebrating Californian Painter Bridge Zinfandel Posted on February 20, 2012 by keith Reply Continuing our series of our favourite wines, the Californian Painter Bridge is a superb zinfandel that has achieved international acclaim. The exquisite taste and composition of the 2009 Painter Bridge originates from a fine blend of the red zinfandel grape with the soft, yet spicy syrah – a dark-skinned grape allowed to mature for several years. Each lot of this light-bodied crimson wine is nurtured and fermented separately, drawing out the unique qualities of each of the four J. Lohr Paso Robles zinfandel vineyard blocks which are set in 900 acres in the heart of the central coast of California. The peaking temperatures allow for the tentative development of the grape, resulting in a wine with body; aroma and a distinctive, yet delicate fruity flavour. The elegantly palatable Painter Bridge will leave liquorish, cherry, raspberry, blackcurrant and spices on your palate and can be appreciated when accompanied with dishes like our sea bream or Ayrshire pork belly.