From the winery:
The Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel is an “appellation wine“ and we attempt to make a wine that represents what we think the appellation is; rich, but not overripe, fruit-forward, but not a bomb, structured, but not tannic. We strive for consistent drinkability, but given the nature of Zin, vintages vary quite a bit stylistically and sometimes in flavor profile.
I think we have been on a string of good Sonoma County Zin- fandel years. 2017 is no exception. Simply put, it is “classic” Dry Creek. Crushed violet in the nose with a touch of jamminess and a slightly briary blueberry/blackberry fruit complemented with nice baking spices.
We continue to cover the geographical and climatic diversity that the appellation has to offer from the far North Rockpile part of the Dry Creek Valley to the Southern most border of the appellation. It is our belief that the multiple sites and cli- mates and soil types give us a representation of the appellation and a variety of different expressions and flavors. The pieces were fermented individually and blended at the first racking in February of 2018 including about 8% Petite Sirah. The final blend was aged in a combination of French and American oak with 7% new oak.
Production 425 cases