According to legend, the original Angry Bunch vine first spawned from Old-World soil during the angriest moon in a thousand years. It’s vines were so gnarled, so feisty and ornery it never felt settled amongst the meek surrounding it. With a stubborn desire to reach its true potential the Angry Bunch set out for a better life and sailed across the Atlantic for the land of opportunity.
Soon after hitting the crowded shores of America it became evident to the vine it needed to journey west…all the way west. With nothing but anger and grit to fuel the trek the vine was pushed to the brink of survival until it finally sunk it’s gnarled roots into the soil of Lodi, California! Only here amongst pioneers, rebel rousers and adventurers could a true Angry Bunch grape flourish.
Nurtured by skilled grape growers, sophisticated winemakers and relished by ballsy thrill-seekers that shared an unbreakable code to be true to themselves, live free and never settle the Angry Bunch had finally found a home.
Over the years the steadfast belief that powers the Angry Bunch grew…inspiring others to rebel and forge new ways to be excellent because Angry Never Tasted So Good.
Zinfandel (87%), Petite Sirah (10%), Syrah (3%)
STYLE: This is a ripe, juicy mosh pit of blueberries, raspberries and blackberries, with a little vanilla and spice, accented by aromas of violets and roses.
AGING: Zinfandel – 15 months in French (90%) and American Oak (10%)
FOOD PAIRINGS: Pair if you dare with a flavorful feast; barbecue, grilled meats, zesty pasta, braised pork, and hearty cheeses.LEARN MORE
Zinfandel (89%), Petite Sirah (6%), Syrah (3%), Alicante (2%)
STYLE: Bramble berry and plum. Hints of sage and lavender are framed by notes of vanilla. A full-bodied wine with a purity of fruit and refreshing acidity.
AGING: 18 months in French (95%) and American Oak (5%) – 50% new
FOOD PAIRINGS: Meat! Ribs (short or beef), Steak, Lamb, or Pork Shoulder.LEARN MORE
Zinfandel (95%), Petite Sirah (5%)
STYLE: A rich wine with layers of raspberry, cherry, and blackberry complemented by vanilla, licorice, and toast. Beautifully balanced with integrated tannins which support a long, complex finish.
AGING: 22 months in French (95%) and American Oak (5%) – 50% new
FOOD PAIRINGS: A meat lover's best friend! Serve with grilled meats, braised pork, duck à l'orange and aged cheeses.LEARN MORE
I, Zinfandel Grape do hereby pledge to uphold the code of the Angry Bunch. I promise to be in tip top shape, before they crush me and take all my juice. I will always strive to give off a color so dark and brooding, some would call it violent violet.
I solemnly swear that I will not tap dance on your taste buds, but will make a mosh pit out of them. I shall look down upon weaker and thin-skinned grapes, that can’t hang with us in our vineyards, and laugh at the weaker wines with higher prices. Above all, I promise to be angry so that you, the wine drinker, can be happy.
If I fail to uphold any of the aforementioned promises, my membership to the Angry Bunch will forever be revoked.