I’m a professed red wine lover with an affinity to the Zinfandel grape. I recently learned that Zinfandel originated in Croatia and coincidentally just had the opportunity to experience the Vina Matela Crlkenak Kastelanski Zinfandel 2015 from Croatia. Pouring it into the glass, I immediately smelled dark red fruit such as cherry and blackberries. With the first sip, that fruit exploded on my palate followed by flavors of anise, spices and pepper. It was truly an enjoyable bottle of red wine, having all the excellent qualities that the Zinfandel grape provides. Thank you Vina Matela for the memorable tasting experience.