The Dry Creek Valley is characterized by warm days, cool nights and a long and balanced growing season, ideal for Zinfandel. Our dry creek valley zinfandel displays red jam aromas with spicy notes of clove, nutmeg and cinnamon. Concentrated flavors of mixed berry compote and plum meld with hints of jam and toasty oak, framed by rustic tannins and a lingering finish.
Awards & Accolades:
• 90 Points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, Issue #202 April 2012 (2010 Vintage)
• 89 Points, Wine & Spirits, February 2011 (2009 Vintage)
• Gold, 2012 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (2009 Vintage)
The grapes for our Zinfandel were gently destemmed, but not crushed, allowing a significant amount of whole berries in fermentation. The wine was cold soaked to extract intense color and flavor from the grapes prior to primary fermentation. The wine underwent malolactic fermentation and was aged on its lees to enhance the mouthfeel.
Appellation: Dry Creek Valley Varietal Content: Zinfandel Alcohol Level: 14.9%