2015 Anderson Ranch Zinfandel
Anderson Ranch, Dry Creek Valley
92 points, Wine Enthusiast
Anderson Ranch is located on the venerable Lytton Springs corridor, one of Dry Creek Valley’s premier Zinfandel microclimates. Situated on elevated benchland, and planted in well-drained sandy soils, this vineyard delivers an elegant, refined Zinfandel. This single-vineyard wine, formerly known as Flight, honors the Anderson family with whom we have a long-term relationship and for whom we have managed all aspects of winegrowing since 1996. Naming this Zinfandel Anderson Ranch recognizes this deep relationship.
Anderson Ranch’s sandstone-derived soils are lightly colored and textured; this nurtures an aromatic-driven expression of Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel. Almost all of this wine was Foudre aged to allow for aroma retention and tannin development. Red and dark fruit aromas are pure and transparent, a distinctive signature from this Zinfandel bottling.
The round and immediately pleasing texture is inviting and mouthwatering. Anderson Ranch captures the essence of Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel, displaying the full range of fresh through dried fruit, subtle spice, black pepper, and balanced natural acidity. The 2015 is unusually brooding upon release, which bodes well for how things will develop in the bottle.
Made with Organically Grown Grapes
Composition: 100% Zinfandel
Alc. 15.2% | pH 3.37 | TA 0.69