2019 Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley

$28.00

Overview

Our Dry Creek Zinfandel is comprised of fruit from two different vineyards: Mizany Vineyard and Pauline’s Vineyard. Although both are located in Dry Creek Valley, the different vineyards bring two unique wines with their own distinct personalities. Mizany Vineyard is planted to the DuPratt clone of Zinfandel, which has a spicier character with a darker fruit profile.  It is a field blend comprised of Zinfandel with a 5 % blend of Carignan, Alicante Bouschet, and Petite Sirah, much like the first vineyards planted in Dry Creek Valley. Pauline’s Vineyard is planted to the old mother-clone of Dry Creek. This vineyard is on the valley floor in the famous Cortina gravelly loam. We take a lot of pride that Dry Creek Valley is known to grow the best Zinfandel in the world, and we feel like blending two different vineyards gives us an overall picture of the special terroir that is Dry Creek Valley.

Tasting Notes

Our 2019 Zinfandel is classy and elegant, displaying a ravishing garnet color and showing the bright acidity and fruit of black cherry and smoky plum. Rustic yet plush, aromas of cherry, anise, and underbrush give way to focused flavors of red plum, smoky herb, and pepper.

Technical Data

  • Varietal: Zinfandel
  • Appellation: Dry Creek Valley
  • Alcohol: 14.9%
  • Fermentation: Fermented in one-ton, open top fermenters
  • Harvest date: September 2019
  • Aging: 11 months on 20% new French & Eastern European oak
2019 Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley