2011 Reserve Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel
California: Dry Creek Valley
THIS is Zinfandel
Today’s 2011 Reserve Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel is an absolute treat - an incredibly delicious and well-rounded treat. Our friends at XYZin Wines know their Zins, and today’s wine is definitive proof of their expertise.
Today’s Zin comes from the western valley floor of the Dry Creek Valley, which is one of the premier growing locations for the varietal. The dry-farmed and head-trained vines, many of which are over 100 years old, produce very low yields of deeply flavored and unique grapes, which shine through in today’s outstanding Zinfandel.
Looking for a wine to pair with your upcoming summer BBQ’s? We highly recommend today’s wallet friendly gem!
Ruby red through and through, with flecks of a lovely darker magenta in the center of the glass.
Lovely aromatics of sweet red fruit, highlighted by dark cherry and wild strawberry, leap from the glass. These are quickly trailed by hints of sandalwood, warm baking spices, black peppercorn, and hints of violet and other dried flower petals.
Rich, luscious, and everything you love in a Zinfandel. Juicy fruit flavors of cherry, raspberry, and boysenberry are framed by notes of cedar wood, subtle sweet tobacco leaf, clove, anise, black peppercorn, and a touch of cranberry tartness.
A truly impressive wine: incredibly well rounded with each flavor element in perfect balance. The juicy fruit flavors linger through the finish, with a hint of dark spice remaining on the very tip of your tongue.
A perfect companion to Southern pulled pork, slow roasted and served with a tangy sauce slathered overtop.
What the Winery Says
Appealingly understated in style and reflective of the restraint of the 2011 vintage, our Reserve Zinfandel shows lovely aromatics of sandalwood, pastry crust and baking spice with back notes of cracked peppercorn. The red fruit flavors range from boysenberry to cherry with an intriguing rhubarb tanginess. Lively acidity and tannins that register on the outer edges of the tongue give the wine focus and lift. This elegant Zinfandel shows that the varietal is equally suited to producing wines of a refined style as it is to more port-like offerings. The focus and texture of this wine will complement dishes that include roasted root vegetables such as beets, carrots, turnips, and taro.
- Ondine Chattan
- Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California
- Fruit Variety
- 100% Zinfandel
- 15 months in French and American oak
About the Winery
XYZin celebrates the heritage of the Zinfandel grape in California by working with vineyards of multiple ages, clones, and training systems. Our celebration of the many facets of the Zinfandel varietal leads us to discover some of the vineyard gems of California.