"This is one of Alderbrook's more successful wines. It's classic Dry Creek, ripe and zesty, with a pleasing balance of peppery fruit, alcohol and tannins. Achieves real claret-like structure, while never losing Zin's wild and woolly side."
This OVOC (old vine old clone) Zinfandel is truly a representative of the Dry Creek Valley. It is sourced from 12 different growers including their own estate vineyard at the southern tip of the appellation, as well as a unique site at the opposite end of the valley, which sits at 800 feet elevation overlooking Lake Sonoma.
This dark rich wine issues ripe blackberry aromas in concert with black spice notes including anise and cola. The mouth feel is soft and juicy with hints of pepper and more blackberry and plum fruit flavors. The toasty oak finish is given a touch of warmth from the 14.2% alcohol. Experience the Zin!
drinks well even in vey warm weather. Easy to sip or drink at ease...a good one for sure