Christopher Creek Winery
2011 Pamela's Zinfandel
Zinfandel •Finlay's Vineyard
California: Sonoma County: Dry Creek Valley
Tears of Heaven
Oh, goodness! Today’s Christopher Creek Winery 2011 Pamela’s Zinfandel sets our souls alight. As you swirl this wine, it reveals added aromas and flavors. Each sip of this wine is better than the last.
Before you even lift this wine to your nose, aromas waft from the glass. As you draw the wine in for a proper sniff, the lush and complex aromas nearly bowl you over. On the palate, flavors are bold and ultra-concentrated. The wine bursts with rich flavors of fruit and soft spice. The finish, which is seemingly endless, is punctuated by a hint of white pepper and a lovely, drying, flinty minerality.
If you love great Zinfandel, please accept this delicious wonder of a wine with our boldest recommendation.
Deep, foreboding ruby at the core, transitioning into a beautiful, slight magenta at the rim.
Big and wonderfully aromatic, the aromas reach your nose even before you raise your glass. Leads with a wealth of black fruit, highlighted by sweet cherry, plum, and black currant; these notes are underscored by sweet tobacco, vanilla, and a slight black pepper spice.
Rich, concentrated, and super dense, this is a bold yet very refined wine on the palate. Deep flavors of blackberry, Mission fig, smoky cherry, and braised plum are balanced against sweet cherry tobacco, cedar wood, European licorice, and clove.
Super satisfying and long lasting, with the dark fruit and sweet tobacco only grudgingly fading away. With a slight, gradual drying at the edges of the palate, this wine leaves you with just a hint of white pepper and a slight minerality at the very end.
A teriyaki lime glazed pork tenderloin would be a perfect match for this robust Zin. Be sure to save a few bottles for your summer barbecues.
What the Winery Says
- Mike Brunson
- Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California
- Vineyard Designation
- Finlay’s Vineyard
- Aged in American oak (30% new)