Poizin Zinfandel, California, 2011

Armida Winery. As she stands in the clearing the cold wind dances through the trees, swirling her golden mane over her diaphanous silken black gown. The full moon melts into the paleness of her skin. As she stirs the cauldron of Zinfandel she chants an other worldly incantation. From vials as old as the echoes of time she adds minute pinches of her ancestry. Her slender fingers rub together as the grains fall, releasing their magic as they touch the fermenting must. On her face is the look of both good and evil, of love and hate, of life and sex and all that stirs you. What is this unearthly potion? It is Poizin, the wine to die for. www.armida.com. Vinted and bottled by Armida Winery 2201 Westside Road, Healdsburg, California 95448. Alc. 14.3% by vol.