2019 Dry Creek Valley Classic Zinfandel

$45.00

Overview

94 points   Wine Spectator
"Refined and graceful, this is a top form Zinfandel, with vibrant cherry and raspberry flavors laced with sweet anise and pepper. The finish lingers long toward polished tannins. Drink now through 2030." - Tim Fish

What you’ll taste here can only be described as Dry Creek sunshine in a bottle bursting with zinberry, bramble and pomegranate notes. Tannins are fine-grained and in tune with bright acidity and moderate alcohol, adding structure and body but never overpowering. This wine is cool and oh so gluggable!

Winemaker's Notes

The Nalle winemaking style follows traditional vigneron techniques: low yields in the vineyard, hand picking and sorting, gentler macerations and small fermentations. Aged exclusively in French oak (Alain Fouquet, Demptos, Francois Freres) 25% new, for 11 months. 

 

Tasting Notes

NOSE: Rich with dusty cherry, pomegranate compote, vanilla and plum spice.

TASTE: What you’ll taste here can only be described as Dry Creek sunshine in a bottle bursting with zinberry, dried cherries and blueberry notes. Nuanced oak imparts a burst of fresh mid palate spice.

MOUTHFEEL: Tannins are fine-grained and in tune with bright acidity and moderate alcohol, adding structure and body but never overpowering. This wine is cool and oh so gluggable!

FINISH: This wine has staying power. 

 

Technical Data

Cases Produced  735
Alcohol 13.8%
pH 3.60
TA 6.1 g/L

2019 Dry Creek Valley Classic Zinfandel