2011 Grist Vineyard Zinfandel

Harvested entirely from the oldest blocks of the Grist Vineyard this wine shows all of the power and depth you would expect from its high elevation site. Blackberry and raspberry are evident in the nose with echoing flavors and mouth-watering, juicy qualities. Concentrated, rich layers of fresh berries and dark Plum linger in the finish.

The Grist vineyard has long been known for producing wines of great concentration and depth, while still preserving the elegance on the palate that is the hallmark of Dry Creek Zinfandel. Blackberry and raspberry are evident in the nose and the fruit continues to the palate, concentrated, rich and layered in flavors. There is no doubt about the wines power, it is a monster, but one that possesses the grace of a ballet dancer. Think of it as the iron fist in the velvet gloveā€¦

91% Zinfandel, 9% Petite Sirah
10 months in French oak barrels; 50% new
6.6 g/l
733 cases
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