Dashe Vineyard Select Zinfandel 2018
Reddish-purple in color. This wine is very aromatic black cherry, black raspberry, and pomegranate, mixed with hints of cassis, chocolate, and slight peppery spice. Lush , lively texture with lovely black cherry and pomegranate fruit, bright acidity to balance the sweet fruit flavors, black pepper and clove spice, and a long, lively finish of black cherry, raspberry, and hints of cocoa powder.
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Rich garnet color, spice nose, snappy, rich and showing blackberry and cherry fruit, a perfect balance between deep, ripe flavors and lovely acid structure; a complete package, long and stunning.
This seductive wine shows a lot of polish and nuanced oak spices for a Zinfandel, as cinnamon, cedar and vanilla mingle with deep, dark-blackberry and black-currant flavors. Blended from various Northern California vineyards, it’s laced with fine-grained tannins and will certainly improve through at least 2025.
Dashe Cellars, founded in 1996, blends Anne's classic French winemaking training with the experience Michael has gained at Ridge Vineyards, Far Niente and Chateau Lafite-Rothschild. Together, the Dashes' strive to create authentic, site-focused wines that capture the charm and personality of top, independent vineyards throughout Sonoma County and beyond. In 2007, Michael and Anne started a new series of wines that they dubbed "Les Enfants Terribles", wines that were inspired by many of the French wines they admire, with balance, complexity, lower alcohols, beautiful fruit aromatics and velvety textures. These easy-to drink and expressive wines are a great complement to their lineup of classic "signature wines".
A major force on the global playing field, California is the world’s fourth largest wine-producing region on the planet and the majority of land under vine here is devoted to red varieties, covering nearly double the vineyard acreage of whites.
While the state’s incredibly diverse terrain and microclimates allow for countless red wine styles, the one factor unifying all California red wine is the abundance of sunshine and a long, consistent growing season, which leads to well-developed and fully ripened fruit.
Sonoma County, nestled between Napa Valley and the Pacific Ocean, claims great variability in geography and microclimates. Here world-class Pinot Noir is possible from Sonoma’s cooler sites while old, gnarly Zinfandel vines survived Prohibition.