2010 Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel
Zinfandel •Grist Vineyard
California: Sonoma County: Dry Creek Valley
Today’s Ousterhout Wines 2010 Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel is one wine that we had tremendously high hopes for. And, boy, this wine was more delicious than we ever could have hoped for!
Crafted in a very elegant Old-World style, today’s wine gives equal footing to fruit, earth, and spice. The resulting wine is all the better for it, with refined layers of flavor working in perfect unison, rather than being crowded out by any one area.
Zinfandels this well rounded, and not to mention this delicious, don’t come around too often. We strongly recommend that you stock up on today’s wallet - and palate - friendly Dry Creek Valley Zin!
Here’s what the wine press has to say:
Wine Enthusiast - “This is classic Dry Creek Zin—dry, full-bodied and peppery, with briary, brambly wild berry, currant, licorice, tobacco, cola and sandalwood flavors. Awesome with pepper steak, ribs, barbecued chicken.”
Dark crimson, with subtle flecks of magenta throughout the glass, transitioning to a softer ruby fringe.
Lush and aromatic on the nose, with plenty of dark fruit notes of black cherry and sweet plum laid overtop hints of dark baking spices, fresh forest floor, and dried herbal undertones.
Subtle and elegant black fruit notes of black currant and black cherry are given equal footing to more earthy notes of fresh berry bramble, fallen leaves, sweet tobacco leaf, black peppercorn, and clove.
Soft and supple on the finish, with well integrated, velvety tannins. Very Old-World in style, this wine has a lovely bite of acidity at the finale.
Grilled skewers of beef, sweet onion, and red pepper, finished with a drizzle of teriyaki.
What the Winery Says
- Micah Wirth
- Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California
- Grist Vineyard, Bradford Mountain
- Fruit Variety
- 100% Zinfandel
- Case Production
- 475 cases