Souverain Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2003

Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California

Price: $22.99
Item No. 90473
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1996
  • WS87

Winemaker's Notes

Blend: 90% Zinfandel, 6% Petite Sirah, 4% Syrah

Deep purple in color this classic Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel offers rich aromas of boysenberry, blueberry, wild blackberry and a touch of white pepper. The briary notes continue on the palate like a fresh berry cobbler featuring back notes of cinnamon and nutmeg spice from the French oak, and a hint of black pepper from the Petite Sirah used in the blend. As the fruit intensity continues to the end, resolved tannins take this wine through to a succulent and long finish.

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Winemaker Ed Killian has been making wine in California's Alexander Valley for 25 years. he knows the vineyards in the valley inside and out and understands which blocks will give him the fruit he is looking for to create Souverain's signature style. Souverain's 120-year-old estate in the Alexander Valley is the primary source for grapes for the illustrious portfolio of Souverain...

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Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Zinfandel

Zinfandel(ZIN-fahn-dell) American Grape Zinfandel the American - or Californian - grape. Although it's not from America (Croatia has been named its origin), it does seem quite at home in the vineyards of California. During Prohibition, many Zinfandel vines survived as the high-yielding grape was popular both for home winemaking and communion wine, which is...

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