A Toast to Art with Heart Sculpterra 2007 Zinfandel California
How do you combine wine, visual art and altruism? Dr. Warren Frankel does it by interweaving his three passions on his Paso Robles estate. Just outside the doors of his Central California winemaking facility, Frankel has created an impressive sculpture garden filled with the works of sculptor John Jagger. As a philanthropist, Frankel donates a portion of the proceeds of every bottle of wine to the medical missionary program, His Healing Hands. So drinking Frankel's 2007 Zinfandel will not only give your body all those beneficial antioxidants, but it will also help others experience better health. Best of all, it is the sort of red wine well suited to a summer barbecue. On the nose, the '07 offers typical cherry, currant and raspberry aromas with a faint hint of vanilla. Fruit-driven in style, the wine's flavors are of cherries, raspberry pie and just a touch of black pepper. On the finish it lingers fairly long with rich caramel flavor. Although it is a little high in alcohol for our taste at 16 percent, it is a wine we would serve with spice-rubbed steaks, grilled chicken or even burgers and corn on the cob.