2018 Iris Zinfandel
2018 Iris Zinfandel

If pleasure and beauty could be offered by wine, it would be served by Michael Lavelle. Aged in French oak barrels, this old vine, limited edition offering will arrest the senses with aromatic bliss and fill the glass with notes of fresh blackberries, dark cherries, vanilla and hints of cocoa. The Iris Zinfandel is intentionally mysterious and cerebral. You can’t quite pin down what's happening, but you want it to keep happening.

Tasting Notes

Appearance: Dark Ruby Red, Amethyst hues. Moderate plus viscosity and slow forming, moderately stained tears

Aroma: Complex Aromatics with lush blueberry, Black currant, boysenberry and figs for fruit alongside notes of dark chocolate, vanilla & cinnamon

Palate: On the front of the palate reveals ripe raspberry, red cherry and madagascar vanilla bean. The mid-palate features continued fruit with subtle savory elements of autumn leaf, and cedar with rounded, plush tannins that extend into a long finish featuring black cherry, blackberry and cocoa nips notes.

Food pairings
The 2018 Iris Zinfandel is a full, complex and rich wine that is drinking nicely on release and will offer added complexity in a few years. Try it with a slowly braised beef or Lamb shank, or with a taste of high-quality dark chocolate.
2018 Iris Zinfandel
Wine specifications
Varietal Composition
100% French Oak Barrels