Laura Zahtila Vineyards
2010 Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel
Zinfandel •Mayo Family Vineyards
California: Dry Creek Valley
Extra Mayo, please...
Today’s Laura Zahtila Vineyards 2010 Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel was crafted from one of our favorite Zinfandel vineyards, the Mayo Family Vineyard. We’ve been showcasing Mayo’s wines for the past 7 years, and loving each and every one!
A deep, vivid dark scarlet in the glass, today’s wine has a beautiful aromatic blend of dark red fruit and spice, highlighted by aromas of dark cherry and cinnamon. On the palate, a well balanced blend of fresh raspberry, baking spice, and cherry tobacco leaf create one delicious Zin.
If you love Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel, if you love Mayo Family fruit, you’ll love today’s wine.
A very vivid and very dark scarlet through and through.
Deliciously aromatic, with a heady blend of red fruit and spice. Dark cherry, red currant, and red raspberry mingle with cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, dusty earth, berry bramble, coffee bean, black peppercorn, and lilac.
Quite the well balanced flavor profile, with well proportioned elements of fruit, earth and spice. Super fresh raspberry, mulberry, and dark cherry initially shine through, quickly followed by hints of briar, toasted oak, dark caramel, subtle baking spices, cherry tobacco leaf, and pomegranate herbal black tea.
A very well structured finish, with velvety, grippy tannins framed by echoes of plump, juicy red fruit.
Grilled lamb chops, prepared with fresh garlic, rosemary, and thyme. Served alongside roasted red potatoes and grilled asparagus.
What the Winery Says
This is our first release of the Old Vine Zinfandel from Mayo Family Vineyards in Dry Creek, just outside of Healdsburg in Sonoma County. Sourced from 62 year old vines, this wine is exceptionally fruity. Sweet caramel from the American oak barrels, frames the nose. The palate is full and spicy, with some creamy raspberry and pomegranate notes. The finish is long and satisfying. This wine will pair nicely with roasted meat or vegetables and will cellar well until 2016.
- Laura Swanton
- Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County
- Mayo Family Vineyards
- Fruit Variety
- 100% Old Vine Zinfandel
- Vine Age
- 62 Years
- Aged in American oak
About the Winery
Laura Zahtila Vineyards is devoted to making robust Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel that marry well with food. The winery also makes a refreshingly fruit-forward Chardonnay, but its plans for the future remain small. “We’ll never produce a thousand cases of any one varietal,” says Laura. “We just want to continue making great limited-production Cabernet and Zin for people who share our passion for handcrafted California wine.”