|Appellation||Dry Creek Valley|
|Harvest Date||October 28, 2010|
|Aging||17 months in French, American and Hungarian oak; 25% new oak|
|Fermentation||Average of 25 days; pumped over twice daily|
Previous Vintage 89 Points Wine Spectator
This is perhaps the best bottling of Somers Ranch Zinfandel in our history. The initial aromas pack an incredible amount of fruit and opulence – almost as if you are inhaling the smell of a warm blackberry cobbler fresh from the oven. Additional minutes in the glass reveal pepper, clove, cinnamon, and other exotic spices. The palate is decadent and full of rich flavors such as chocolate and espresso. The entire wine is framed by fleshy tannins that are smooth and silky. The finish lingers on with an incredible spicy array of flavors. Simply outstanding from start to finish!