Vibrant Zin from the Sierra Foothills.
The Zazen Zinfandel is rugged and untamed at first sip – picture wild passionfruit and tiger-striped fig. With just a bit of time, this wine reveals those brambly Zinfandel qualities we all know and love. A surprising wine that takes everything we know about Zin and turns it on its head.
- Chenoa Ashton-Lewis is a 5th generation Oakland native and 3rd generation winemaker who teamed up with Will Basanta, a cinematographer, to make Ashanta Wines in October of 2019.
- Chenoa and Will practice zero-zero winemaking, where nothing is added and nothing is taken away.
- These plantings of Zinfandel grow in the relatively undiscovered region of the Sierra Foothills.
- BBQ chicken pizza.
- Camping trips.
- Cedar incense sticks.