2009 Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel
California: Sonoma County: Dry Creek Valley
When we really love a winery, we invite them back again and again to show us their wines. Over the last six plus years, we have featured wines from Bonneau Winery numerous times. Always, we are given free reign to select their very best.
Today’s 2009 Bonneau Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel is a youthful, vibrant and approachable wine that lends itself to a wide variety of food pairings. If you are looking for a great Thanksgiving Zin, you’ll be well advised to try this one. The acids are perfectly balanced, giving the wine a brightness that will compliment most complex flavors - while not overpowering the palate with the overly bold flavors that are often found in many California Zins.
Be sure to decant this wine, as it starts off a little shy. After some hearty swirling, it really springs to life, filling out with dark fruit flavors that were initially missing from the mid-palate.
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Really pretty, with hues that remind us of pure cherry juice. As you spin the wine, it clings to the glass.
Dusty blackberry, stewed plum and blackberry bramble lead the way. These are followed by black cherry, raspberry black tea, dried currant, baker’s chocolate and sweet tobacco. Soft sweet spice and black pepper close the loop.
Elegant and rich with dark fruit compote with flavors that are not overly sweet. Black cherry, black tea leaf, dried currant, braised fig, braised plum and toasty caramel satisfy on the mid-palate. Clove and black pepper make a delightful appearance at the tail end.
The longer you swirl this wine, the longer the finish will go. Especially at the mid-palate, where the wine is initially shy. After it gets some air in it, this wine really comes alive.
We recommend beef teriyaki kebabs with pineapple, bell pepper, giant mushroom and whole baby onions.
What the Winery Says
- John Bambury