2009 Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel
California: Dry Creek Valley
The Miro Touch
Today’s VC Cellars 2009 Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel was crafted by our good friend - and incredibly talented winemaker - Miro Tcholakov.
Today’s wine is a beautifully elegant Zin, with a lovely balance between juicy fruit flavors and subtle structure and tannin. This wine won a Gold Medal at the Sonoma County Harvest Fair, and it’s easy to see why.
We paired this classy wine with an equally classy dish of Morroccan chicken, prepared in a tagine with green olives and Meyer lemon. Cheers!
A very deep and robust dark cherry red, reminiscent of a fully ripened black cherry.
A Zin lover’s dream on the nose, with deep notes of juicy red fruit, earth, and spice. Red raspberry and mulberry mingle with notes of sweet tobacco leaf, dry summer briar patch, toasty dark baking spices, and a slight kick of black peppercorn.
Very similar to the nose, with added flavors of blackberry, violet, European cherry licorice, sandalwood, and dried black cherry.
A very elegant and refined Zinfandel, with just enough structure and tannin to provide a perfect balance to the juicy fruit flavors.
Moroccan Chicken, prepared with green olives and Meyer lemon.
What the Winery Says
Wine Enthusiast Review Lots of Zinny character in this wine, with very ripe blackberry, raspberry and cherry fruit flavors that taste briary and spicy. It’s a robust wine that can’t quite overcome a certain rusticity, and doesn’t try to. A great Zinfandel to drink with barbecue, or a mid-winter oven roast.
- Miro Tcholakov
- Gold Medal - Sonoma County Harvest Fair
- Dry Creek Valley
- Fruit Variety
- 100% Zinfandel
- Case Production
- 210 Cases
About the Winery
Located in the northwestern region of Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley has a rich history of ranching and fruit farming going back to the 1850s and has been the place called “home” for our family for several generations. In 1959, Victor’s parent, Evelyn and Leo Trentadue, decided to flee the developers encroaching on their apricot and cherry orchards in Sunnyvale, the area known today around the world as Silicon Valley. Finding a vibrant Italian farming community in Sonoma County, the Trentadues settled their family here and were among the very first to plant new grapevines in Sonoma County after the days of Prohibition. Dry Creek Valley was also great sheep farming territory and Victor took part in many sheerings down in the old barn — the chalk marks keeping count are still in evidence on the barn walls!