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Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley 2012

Elyse Winery

When it comes to old-vine Zinfandel, we are Napa-centric for sure. And, although we’ve heard some good things about Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel over the years, we have never crossed the county line, until now. All we can say is, what took us so long? Our 2012 Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel is garnet red in color with pleasing aromas of baking spice, boysenberry, cherry, citrus, rosemary, chocolate and clove. It is full and rich on the palate with a smooth mouthfeel and flavors of red and black wild berries, mocha, maple and hints of savory herb and citrus zest. This wine is balanced and complex with succulent fruit and subtle dusty tannins on the long finish. Pair with smoked ribs, grilled meats and pizza or Italian fare

Country:
USA
Region:
Sonoma County
Appellation/ava:
Dry Creek Valley
Vintage:
2012
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
82% Zinfandel, 12% Petite Sirah, 6% Carignane
Size:
750 mL

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Aging:
25% new American oak (10½ months)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Traditional
Alcohol percentage:
15.3
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
1176

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