The Vranac grape is noted for producing deeply coloured wines that respond well to oak aging. DNA profiling has identified a genetic link with Primitivo and, of course, Zinfandel. This example offers a gorgeous nose of black cherry, oak, sour cherry, tea, and smoke. The palate is flavourful and balanced with a nice structure-framing acidity. Pair this with spicy grilled meats. (VINTAGES panel, Aug. 2012).