Aromas of mulberry, blackberry, and mocha entrance you from the start. A solid mouthfeel, the fruit reaffirms itself with blackberry, boysenberry, and raspberry preserves. Spicy notes of clove, dried sage, black pepper, and fennel appear along with Black Forest cake and that "vin sauvage" we prize. Ten months of barrel aging in a mix of French, American, and Hungarian oak barrels add to the velvety finish of fine tannins.
Remarkably humble and uncommonly layered, our Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel is a delicious complement to roasted sweet potatoes with fresh rosemary and sage sprinkled on top, beef stew (crock pot cooking at its finest!), hearty grain salad with hazelnuts and dried cherries, or a selection of cheeses including Blue, Feta, or Stilton.
COMPOSITION: 77% Zinfandel, 15% Petite Sirah, 3% Syrah, 2% Barbera, 1% Mourvèdre, 1% Malbec, 1% Montepulciano