2018 Dry Creek Vineyards Old Vine Zinfandel – Wine Enthusiast 92 pts. / Top 100 Winery in the World (Wine & Spirits Magazine)
Established in 1972 in the heart of Sonoma County, family-owned Dry Creek Vineyard was the first winery to consistently use the moniker “Old Vine”, and true the term, this fabulous Zinfandel comes from historic vineyards that are over 100 years old. Production is very limited as these vines typically yield only 1–2 tons per acre. Dry Creek is famous for their Zinfandels, particularly their “Heritage” Zinfandels, which use the meticulous technique of taking pre-Prohibition vineyard cuttings and grafting onto phylloxera-resistant rootstock. This method preserves tradition and produces vintage wines with exceptionally robust flavors. Our featured wine of the month is one of their most celebrated, the 2018 Old Vine Zinfandel. Its rich layers of black cherry, blackberry and boysenberry with hints of spicy pepper and nutmeg create a deeply concentrated yet rotund, balanced flavor. It is the perfect wine for sipping outside in the Spring evenings. Dry Creek Vineyards carefully manage their 185 acres of sustainable vineyards throughout the growing season to ensure the highest standards of quality for each vintage. We are fortunate to be associated with these historic winemakers and are proud to share this exceptional wine with you.