Della Costa Family Vineyards
2010 Dancing Lady Old Vine Zinfandel
California: Sonoma County: Alexander Valley
The chemistry of happiness
George Bernard Shaw said that “Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire”. We wonder, was he under the influence of a premonition about today’s wine when he wrote that?
Today’s Della Costa Family Vineyards 2010 Dancing Lady Old Vine Zinfandel is the best Zin that we’ve reviewed so far this year. That’s high praise, as we’ve already reviewed several.
This delectable wine is richly layered with juicy fruit flavors that sit lovingly atop balanced earthen and subtle spice characteristics. Enjoy this wine all on its own or with a variety of food pairings. Just be sure to put down your glass - before the wine inspires your feet to a dance of Zin-fueled joy.
Almost magenta in the center (dark and deep with just a little bit of translucence to it) with a full magenta at the rim.
Dense and slightly sweet with cherry cordial, sweet plum, cherry tobacco leaf, vanilla bean, marionberry, and hints of mace and other exotic spices.
Extracted and concentrated with dark cherry, blackberry pie, dusty bramble, dried violets and subtle brown spice. Black pepper adds a lively punctuation at the tail end.
Smooth and very elegant, this is a pleasant and easy drinking wine. The finish is long and lovely, with just a touch of white pepper at the very tail end.
A hearty meal of beef bourguignon, served with pearl onions and fresh mushrooms.
What the Winery Says
- Gia Passalacqua
- 92 Points - Master Somm Catherine Fallis
- Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California
- Case Production
- 350 cases produced