2009 Grist Vineyard Zinfandel
Zinfandel •Grist Vineyard
California: Sonoma County: Dry Creek Valley
Grist for the miller, the tiller and you
From one of our very favorite Zinfandel vineyard sources, today’s Joseph Jewell 2009 Grist Vineyard Zinfandel is a stunning, delicious, elegant wine that is everything that we’ve come to expect from this zin-perfect vineyard.
This wine starts with a heady, fruitful rush of aromatic delights. When you tip the wine to your mouth, a smooth, voluptuous burst of fruit expands across the palate. Very elegant for a Zinfandel, this wine also delivers the big and bold flavors that you would expect from a Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel.
We went absolutely crazy for this superb wine and we are certain that you will, too. Enjoy now, but be sure to hold on to a few bottles of this remarkable and outstanding wine for the next year or two.
Dark ruby hues, through and through. At the edge of the glass, a brilliant light ruby cuts a fine ring around the glass.
Lovely, fruity and earthy, with braised Bing cherry, dusty rose, wild blackberry, plum, bramble, dried fall leaves, cedar, sage and thyme.
Young blackberry, pomegranate, black cherry and unsweetened cranberry meld with sweet hardwoods, subtle dried herbs, tobacco and subtle leather.
Exceedingly long and slightly drying with flavors that start sweet and end slightly tart with a lovely flinty minerality. At the very end, a hint of white pepper persists longest at the back of the palate.
A grilled New York steak with a Provençale dry herb rub would be superb.