Old Vine Zinfandel is, by our definition, a vine that averages at least 50 years in age or older. In the case of this bottling, the average vine age is more than 90 years old. Sophisticated, balanced and elegant, this incredible wine is smooth and rich while also having a very understated spice quality not often found in Zinfandel. This is a special wine from truly special vineyards.
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||Dry Creek Valley
||September 30 - October 15, 2010
||16 months in French, American and Hungarian oak; 29% new oak
||Average of 17 days at 86°F; pumped over twice daily.
This prized and historic wine presents a special aroma and flavor profile that is distinctive to the Dry Creek Valley appellation. Black and white pepper, dried flowers, potpourri, and bright cherry elements immediately arise from the glass. After several minutes of airing, the wine reveals layers of blackberry and raspberry fruit along with exotic spices. On the palate, the wine is rich and well-balanced with black raspberry, wild cherry, and brambly fruit. Several more sips reveal a bright earthy quality that is truly unique and distinctive. This is a wine that is seamless and well integrated from start to finish.