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Zinfandel 2018, Dry Creek Valley

Zinfandel 2018, Dry Creek Valley
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A classic Zinfandel blend. Dry Creek Valley is first among equals in Zinfandel growing regions due to its perfect pairing of soils and climate. 82% Zinfandel from four vineyards that epitomize the Dry Creek Valley terroir melds seamlessly with 7% Petite Sirah and 6% Carignane, and 5% Grenache, creating a wine with complexity, depth, and above all, balance.

Wine Specs
Dry Creek Valley
6.7 g/L
25 months in 9% new American oak barrels, 13% new Hungarian oak barrels, 78% 5-10 year-old neutral oak barrels
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Tasting Notes
Deep, dark and rich aromas and flavors offer the quintessential Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel. The nose is filled with spicy blackberry laced with fresh cracked black pepper. The easy entry quickly exposes mouthwatering acidity, along with a delicious blend of ripe cherry, black raspberry and boysenberry. Toasted oak and spicy pepper seamlessly integrate with the luscious flavors, adding depth and balance. This wine offers all the beauty of Zinfandel fruit without any of the jammy, over the top qualities.
Vineyard Notes
Though most of our Zinfandels are made from Dry Creek Valley grapes, our Dry Creek blend, as we refer to it, is a wine that we hope reflects the overall Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel terroir, as opposed to a singlevineyard character. Selecting four vineyards (Funsten, Bradford Mountain Estate, Forchini, and West) located throughout the appellation, gives us a cross section of soil types and microclimates within Dry Creek Valley that are reflected in the flavors.
Winemaker Notes
Our 2018 Dry Creek blend is a very classic, claret-style Zinfandel. Accompanying the depth of fruit flavors, you’ll find richness, complexity, spice and earthiness. Compared to our other Zinfandels, this bottling contains the highest percentage of blending varietals to give maximum spice and an intriguing multifaceted quality without overwhelming the inherent “Zinniness” of the wine. The Petite Sirah gives the wine darker earth notes and more structure, while Carignane enhances the spiciness and bright acidity, and Grenache adds a luscious layer of fruit.
Food Pairing Notes
A great Zin to pair with everything from pizza and pasta to burgers and ribs. A couple of our favorites are baked sausage and ricotta rigatoni, or braised lamb shanks served over garlic mashed potatoes.