Hook & Ladder
2017 Russian River Valley Estate Zinfandel
Zinfandel •Gambogi Vineyard
California: Sonoma County: Russian River Valley
Hook me up!
Looking for a BBQ friendly fruit bomb for the summer?
We got you. A high-octane, estate-bottled, Russian River bombshell coming in hot.
…and the price? Coming in low, under $20.
Hot & low, our favorite combo!
Yup, perennial favorite Hook & Ladder is back with a firework Zin! Always overdelivering at absurdly fair prices. And today’s wine is no exception. In fact, it could be their best bargain yet.
You might recognize that DeLoach name. The famous winemaking family sold their winery years ago. But they couldn’t shake that winemaking itch, so they started a label named after the fire station where Cecil DeLoach was stationed in San Francisco. If you have been around, you know they have a stronghold in the Russian River Valley.
Zin lovers be warned: intoxicatingly perfumed aromas flood your nose from the moment you pull the cork. That leads into a lush, juicy glassful of raspberry, tea leaf, and fresh-squeezed blackberries. Subtle oak-imparted flavor of vanilla and gingerbread enter the mix alongside a subtle herbaceous note. It really shines in its composition however with surprisingly refined tannin for a Zinfandel that just provides the perfect framework for that lovely fruit. You get all that classic Zin juiciness with a soft, approachable body. Throw a Korean bibimbap bowl at it. You’d be surprised.
Don’t miss out on a truly exceptional Zinfandel. This wine sits at the top of its class and for $19, you’ll wish you bought an extra case to get you through summer.
Inky purple to ruby to magenta to cherry red, this is a spectrum of all shades, vibrant and inviting
Intoxicatingly perfumed, covering all bramble under the sun, subtle oak-imparted vanilla, gingerbread, floral too
A lush, juicy glassful of raspberry, tea leaf, and fresh-squeezed blackberries, a subtle herbaceous note as well
Long lingering refined tannins, lovely fruit, you get all that classic Zin juiciness with a soft, approachable body
Throw a Korean bibimbap bowl at it, you’d be surprised
What the Winery Says
- Jason De Loach
- 100% Zinfandel
- Russian River Valley, Sonoma County
- Gambogi Ranch
- Total acidity
- 0.64 g/L
- Harvest date
- September 25, 2017
- Bottling date
- April 14, 2019
- 16 months
- 32% new American & European oak