Bradford Mountain Winery
2012 Grist Vineyard Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel
Zinfandel •Grist Vineyard
California: Sonoma County: Dry Creek Valley
Another vintage, another stunning wine - today marks the return of Bradford Mountain Winery and their exceptional Grist Vineyard Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel.
We’ve tasted three successive vintages of this wine, and the 2012 vintage might be the best one yet. Our tasting panel was over the moon for this wine, with its layers of lush dark fruit and woodsy, toasted spice. One panel member suggested pairing today’s wine with slowly smoked BBQ ribs, and Agent Red nearly leaped to find the nearest grill.
We highly recommend today’s gem from one of the best Zinfandel fruit sources in the world. Don’t miss out!
Dark scarlet with flecks of magenta throughout the glass.
Absolutely lovely and aromatic, with reduced dark fruit notes of blackberry and sweet plum blended with berry bramble, sweet tobacco leaf, sandalwood, violet, soft herbal notes, black peppercorn, and a touch of dark baking spices.
Lush flavors of braised, reduced dark fruit, highlighted by black cherry, boysenberry, and black currant. Under these fruit notes are additional flavors of fresh forest floor, cherry cola, European licorice, toasted oak spice, and lavender.
On the finish, velvety tannins and silky smooth texture combine to provide an exquisitely elegant mouthfeel.
Slowly smoked pork ribs, served with your favorite (preferably homemade!) BBQ sauce.
What the Winery Says
- Virginia Marie Lambrix
- 91 Points - Wine Spectator (Previous Vintage)
- Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California
- Grist Vineyard
- Fruit Variety
- 88% Zinfandel, 11% Syrah, 1% Petite Sirah
- 10 months in French oak, 38% new