Bradford Mountain Winery
2012 Dry Creek Valley Red Field Blend
California: Sonoma County: Dry Creek Valley
Today’s 2012 Dry Creek Valley Red Field Blend is a delectable, crowd-pleasing wine that balances sweet fruit against earth, spice and minerals - making the wine very well-rounded and very pleasing to a broad array of wine preferences.
This wine is approachable, juicy, balanced and really fun to drink. If you are looking for a budget wine for an afternoon soiree, or a great weeknight wine that won’t break the bank, this wine is an excellent choice.
Here’s what respected wine writer, Vino Votary (his code name), has to say about the wine:
“If there was ever a wine made just for burger lovers, this is it (and my taste buds go straight for a bacon blue burger, medium rare, of course). Blends showcase a winemaker’s style, and Bradford Mountain showcases the Zinfandel that put Dry Creek Valley on the map. Syrah adds a velvety note, and the Petite Sirah adds the spicy finale.”
Very highly recommended!
Ruby red, from the slightly opaque core out to the pretty pink edges.
Lush and full, with bold cherry and blackberry out in front. These are quickly followed up by plum preserve, sweet baking spice, cherry chocolate cordial and a hint of black pepper.
Juicy sweetness of Bing cherry juice is supported by darker, more rich flavors of stewed black fruit, dried tobacco leaf, baking spice and sweet cedar.
Juicy leads to dark and rich as sweet flavors take a long time to tail off and transition to savory. At the very end, integrated medium tannins dry the cheeks.
This is a great burger wine if there ever was one. Enjoy with a loaded, grilled burger with all of your favorite fixins’.
What the Winery Says
- Virginia Marie Lambrix
- Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley
- 66.3% Zinfandel
- 19.3% Petite Sirah
- 14.4% Syrah
- Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge - 97 points
- 10 months
- 20% new French oak
- 6.77 g/l
- 3000 cases