Chateau Diana

2020 'Nouveau Rouge' Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

Zinfandel •Chateau Diana Estate Vineyard

California: Sonoma County: Dry Creek Valley

Supply:Limited
$29.00
Avg. Price
$17.00
(41% off)

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Freelove

SO FRESH!! Like fresher than a toddler dropping a hundred f-bombs in front of the grandparents.

Look, we don’t care where you fall on the wine spectrum - total noob or seasoned veteran - if you like puppies, warm sun on your face, and fresh picked berries you will love it. Especially at over 40% off - just $17 a pop?!

We fell so completely, hopelessly in love with this friendly little fruit bomb at a recent tasting. It’s unlike most anything you’ve ever tried, that’s for sure. And we implore you to at least try a bottle or three - if not a case. This is your drink with abandon, all day every day, reliable house red that greets you with all the energy of a Golden Retriever puppy whenever you need a pick me up.

While the label says Red Blend, mind you that this vintage is 100% pure Zinfandel from Chateau Diana’s Dry Creek Valley Estate Vineyard. This is our very first 2020 to offer, by the way, is it not by far THE BEST way to forget how we all left a rough year behind, and remember that great things can always bloom through difficult times?

Made in the same style as Beaujolais Nouveau, this “first wine” of the vintage is fermented for just a few weeks before bottling. Straight from the 2020 harvest, to fermentation, and into your mouth. Designed for immediate enjoyment with no aging, it simply bursts with eager, energetic fruit with loads of framboise, maraschino cherry, and a healthy dose of sweet baking spice. Not an intellectual or complex wine, but what it lacks there it makes up for in pure unadulterated deliciousness.

Our enthusiasm is shared by Wine Enthusiast too: “Nouveau-style production is in the midst of a monumental comeback. These are wines that are vinified quickly and released soon after bottling, inspired by France’s Beaujolais Nouveau. Now, a handful of West Coast producers have begun to utilize a part of the nouveau technique called carbonic maceration to produce light, easy-drinking reds for immediate consumption and maximum enjoyment.”

Carbonic, shmarbonic, goes down way too easy!

This stuff is like ‘Freelove’ in a bottle. When it hits your tongue, you’ll get it… TRUST US.

Can’t promise restraint though, stuffing our trunks with this ‘dreamy house red’ as we type…

Tasting Profile

Look:

Bright cherry red, with a glowing purple edge

Smell:

Simply bursts with eager, energetic fruit with loads of framboise, maraschino cherry, and a healthy dose of sweet baking spice

Taste:

Not an intellectual or complex wine, but what it lacks there it makes up for in pure unadulterated deliciousness

Finish:

The sweet and milder tannins dissipate fairly quickly, leaving long echoes of juicy red berries

Pairing:

This will go with pretty much anything, like a freshly cut cold watermelon on a hot day

What the Winery Says

Consulting winemaker
Julie Schreiber
Winemaker
Matt Flick
Varietal
100% Zinfandel
Vintage
2020
Appellation
Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County
Vineyard
Chateau Diana Estate Vineyard
Alcohol
14.6%
Aging
3 months
Vessels
100% stainless steel

About the Winery

Supply:Limited
$29.00
Avg. Price
$17.00
(41% off)
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