Zinfandel •Kuimelis Estate
California: Dry Creek Valley
You’ve been asking for the return of Mantra wines and we’ve listened! Today, we are very pleased to be showcasing their superb 2008 Mantra Wines Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel.
We love Dry Creek Valley Zins and today’s offering is the wine for lovers of big, bold, delicious Zinfandels. Energetic, zesty and packed with rich aromas and layers of wonderful flavors, this wine give us paroxysms of joy.
Delicious on opening, this wine is even better after some time in the decanter. Enjoy this very highly recommended wine now, but please be sure to hold a couple of bottles to enjoy with richer Fall and Winter fare.
Deep and inky, with dark burgundy hues. At the edge, a soft ring of plum color encircles the wine.
Bold yet elegant, with balanced aromas of dark plum, stewed black cherry, blackberry jam, sweet tobacco, leather, warm spice and dark dried leaves.
Lush and layered with black currant, tobacco, black tea leaf, blackberry jam, braised plum, and softly smoky cranberry.
Extra long, with dark, extracted fruit flavors that linger slowly, giving way to earthy and sweetly spiced flavors that persist the longest.
Serve this bold and zesty wine with something equally so! We’ll be enjoying ours with spareribs with a balsamic ginger marinade.
What the Winery Says
This classic Dry Creek Zin is big, rich, and deep with flavors of raspberry, dried cherry, and black pepper supported by polished, creamy, subtle oak and a juicy acidity.
- Mike Kuimelis
- Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County
- Kuimelis Estate
- Fruit Variety
- 100% Zinfandel
- Aged in French, Hungarian, and American oak
About the Winery
Mantra is dedicated to producing wines that reflect the unique characteristics of our high elevation vineyard sites in the Alexander and Dry Creek Valleys of Sonoma County. Our wines are made exclusively from the best blocks of our mountain-top and hillside vineyards and farmed to rigorous specifications to produce our ultra-premium wines. We specialize in Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel and Syrah.