An absolute pleasure to drink. With an Incredible aromatic bouquet, exuberant in fruit, explosive in wild berry, blackberry, cocoa and spiced coffee flavors that sink deep into the palate. Wonderfully bright and briary in the mouth, with lively acidity giving structure to the intense decadent flavors of chocolate, white pepper, mocha and plum flavors that are rich, deep and long-lasting. Absolutely delicious. Sweet creamy vanilla oak adds polish to the rich firm tannins and spicy powerful finish. The balance of this quintessential Zinfandel allows great versatility with food.
Dry Creek Zinfandel
Dry Creek Valley
Food pairing notes
Rich and dense with intense fruit flavors and ample tannins, this full-bodied Zinfandel. Highly concentrated fruit flavors are balanced with ample tannins, making this Zin ideal with heavy, robust dishes such as roast lamb, meat stews, pork ribs, or any barbequed dishes.
Hand-harvested on October 1, 2013, at 25.9 degrees brix, the fruit was gently crushed and destemmed, and fermented 10 days to dryness. Following pressing, the wine was clarified naturally by settling and then moved to small oak cooperage where it aged for 16 months. We used a blend of sixty-gallon French oak barrels to both enhance and complement the wonderful berry aromas.