Cooper, the dog on the label and this wines' namesake, had been a part of a prisoner rehabilitation program that left him with serious behavioral issues and as a result had difficulty trusting strangers-especially men. Thanks to the Habashi family (owners of Cooper and the winery that bears his name), Cooper is regaining the happy-go-lucky and playful attitude he was meant to have. The brand is dedicated to Cooper-and to all animals in shelters throughout the country. To honor this, 5% of all the sales of Baron Cooper Wines are donated to The Humane Society
This is what old vine Zinfandel should be! This wine is chock-fully of crushed berry notes, aromas of cracked pepper, and molasses. The fruit is driven by red fruit such as strawberry and red cherry and is balanced by some savory herbal tones. On the palate the wine is full-bodied and powerful, yet the tannins are moderate. This wine is easy to drink, but has plenty of structure and complexity to pair with barbecue brisket or even carnitas tacos.
If you're a dog lover, and a wine lover, you owe it to yourself to lap up some Baron Cooper Old Vine Zin!