2012 Dry Creek Valley Poizin
California: Dry Creek Valley
Today’s Armida Winery 2012 Dry Creek Valley Poizin is a special wine in a crazy-cool package. This is Armida’s best-selling Zinfandel. For good reason, too. Today’s Poizin is a very balanced and very smooth wine, with enough complexity to make it interesting and delicious.
The wine shows great balance, with just the right amount of ripe fruit, earthiness and soft spice. Alcohol is subtle and not overpowering as in many a modern Dry Creek Valley Zin.
We are just thrilled to have Armida back on our pages and we hope that you are able to get your hands on some of this wonderful wine - before we run out.
Dark garnet while the wine sits still. Swirl it, and iridescent burgundy hues are viewed through the walls of the glass.
Bold and lush, with notes of dark cherry, strawberry, and stewed fig leaping from the glass. Additional aromas of berry bramble, dried flower petals, sweet tobacco, and black peppercorn follow on.
A delightful balance of reserved and powerful, with plenty of robust fruit notes of cherry, strawberry, and sweet plum counterbalanced by cedarwood, freshly picked spruce boughs, smoked beef carpaccio, sage, rosemary, and clove.
The wine starts off dark, with a tartness that yields to sweeter flavors as the medium-long finish is sustained by the red fruits, minerals and peppercorn spice.
Garlic, rosemary, and black pepper rubbed venison, slow roasted and served with the baking juices drizzled overtop.
What the Winery Says
A lush, delicious and “serious” wine but in a fun package! The nose is fruit driven with fresh plum, bing cherry, spicy peppercorn and zinberry. The mouthfeel is soft with a hint of milk chocolate, sweet oak, and a long vanilla finish. The deep color and firm structure are enhanced by the addition of the Petite Sirah and the firm tannins softened by moderate oak. Enjoy this POIZIN with caution; it is The Wine to Die for!
- Brandon Lapides
- Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California
- Fruit Variety
- 85% Zinfandel, 15% Petite Sirah
- 10 months in French and American oak
About the Winery
For 20 years now, brothers Steve and Bruce Cousins have been producing some of the best wines in Sonoma County. We hand-craft vineyard designated wines from many of the top vineyards including Maple Vineyards Zinfandel and Maple Vineyards Tina’s Block (perhaps Dry Creek’s most coveted Zin Block), Durell Vineyard Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, Parmelee-Hill Pinot Noir and Zinfandel, Castelli Knight Ranch Pinot Noir, Gold Mine Ranch Zinfandel, and Bacigalupi Vineyard Pinot Noir. We also are very excited with our addition of Gap’s Crown Vineyard Chardonnay and Pinot Noir to our portfolio which will be released next year. From our seven-acre estate vineyard we produce Il Campo (“Field Blend”), a delicious combination of Zinfandel and Petite Syrah.