Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel
Dry Creek Valley
Day bright with a beautiful dark garnet color that bleeds out to an electric pink rim. The nose is dominated by charcuterie, dark chocolate, green pepper corn, bay leaf and cardamom. The fruit aromas of red plum, dates, and black cherry take a second seat which is surprising for a California wine. M+ acidity and grippy tannins are tempered on the palate by flavors of red raspberry and cherry compote that hold the finish in a point of tension between the two opposing powers of bitterness and flashy fruit.
APPELLATION: Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County
VINEYARDS: 42% Wine Creek Ranch, 24% Pillsbury Vineyard, 19% Anderson
Ranch, 13% Cherry Road Vineyard, 2% Mountain View Ranch
COMPOSITION: 75% Zinfandel, 18% Petite Sirah, 3% Syrah, 2% Mourvèdre,