This year we included zinfandel from the superb Louvau vineyard on Dry Creek Road, in the center of the valley, along with the fruit from the Adams' ranches on West Dry Creek Road and Canyon Road, in upper Dry Creek Valley. This additional fruit from the center of Dry Creek gave the wine a depth of flavor and elegance that make it perfect both as an aperitif and as a wine to go with a wide range of foods. One sip and the intense black raspberry fruit is overwhelming, blending perfectly with the chocolate and clove spice, and the long, sweet finish that make this wine so delicious. The wine is black in color, intense, brooding, and yet perfectly balanced between sweet fruit and more complex, layered flavors.
Dark ruby red color. Aromas of intense black raspberry, coffee, chocolate, clove and licorice spice, slight butterscotch.
Taste of blackberry and raspberry fruit, chocolate and vanilla, clove spice, thick and velvety texture on the mid-palate, long sweet finish of raspberry fruit, sweet chocolate and spice.