Beautiful deep ruby hue that invites you to explore its complex aromas. Upon first whiff, your senses will be awakened by luscious notes of ripe blackberries and cherries, intertwined with hints of black pepper and a touch of vanilla. This harmonious blend of fruit and spice sets the stage for an unforgettable experience. Your palate will be delighted by the wine's full-bodied and velvety texture. Flavors of blackberry jam, raspberry compote, and plum unfold gracefully, offering a symphony of fruit flavors that dance on your tongue. The well-integrated oak contributes to subtle complexity, adding nuances of toasted caramel and a gentle touch of smokiness.
With each sip, the Dry Creek Old Vine Zinfandel 2020 reveals its impeccable balance of richness and vibrancy. The carefully chosen grapes, sourced from old vineyards with low yields, contribute to the wine's concentrated flavors and smooth tannins. The result is a wine that delivers an indulgent mouthfeel, leading to a long and satisfying finish.
80% Zinfandel, 17% Petite Sirah, 2% Carignane, 1% Alicante Bouschet
94pts Wine Enthusiast "An extra layer of ripeness has gorgeous blackberries and raspberries spilling out of this full-bodied, full-throttle wine made from vines averaging 100 years old. Including 17% Petite Sirah, the wine boasts moderate tannins that add to the mouth-filling texture and lingering, fruity finish."
With a rich history spanning nearly 50 years, Dry Creek Vineyard has become a pioneer in crafting world-class wines while promoting sustainable and organic practices.
Founded in 1972 by David Stare, who as among the first to recognize Dry Creek Valley's potential for producing high-quality wines. With a commitment to showcasing the best of what the region has to offer, Dry Creek Vineyard focuses on varietals that thrive in the area's Mediterranean climate, including Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc, and Bordeaux varieties.
The winery boasts a diverse range of vineyard sites, each with its own distinct microclimate and soil composition, contributing to the complexity and depth of their wines. This attention to detail extends to their sustainable farming practices, where they employ methods such as cover cropping, water conservation, and integrated pest management.
The winemaking team combines traditional techniques with modern innovation to create wines of exceptional character and finesse. From hand-harvesting the grapes, to employing gentle and precise winemaking methods, their commitment to quality shines through in every bottle.
Dry Creek Vineyard continues to be a standard-bearer for excellence in winemaking, embracing their legacy while embracing new innovations. With their unwavering commitment to sustainability, meticulous craftsmanship, and dedication to showcasing the best of Dry Creek Valley, Dry Creek Vineyard stands as a testament to the passion and artistry that goes into creating exceptional wines.
750ML / 14.5% ABV