2012 Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel
California: Sonoma County: Dry Creek Valley
Optima is back! And better than ever… Today’s Optima Wine Cellars 2012 Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel is a bold, juicy and elegant wine that our entire tasting panel is raving about. It delivers a high-dollar drinking experience, for less than $22. This great wine is a steal.
Agent Red has been stalking this winery for the last three years, waiting in the shadows until they were set to release a new wine. That new wine is today’s fabulous Zin - and when Agent Red got word that it was about to be released, he swooped in and grabbed up some wine for our Operatives.
We all adore this very aromatic wine whose nose bursts forth with bold black cherry, blackberry, blueberry, raspberry, spice cherry, mocha, bramble, plum and black pepper.
On the palate, the wine is juicy and full, with blackberry, raspberry, Alpine strawberry, spiced cherry candy, bramble, spice box, cedar, toasty oak, espresso bean and cracked pepper.
Be sure to order soon, as this wine is predicted to sell out.
Dark ruby red with brilliant, glinting red edges. Several rounds of tall, skinny legs start high up on the glass wall before meandering slowly downward.
Black cherry, blackberry, blueberry, raspberry, spice cherry, mocha, bramble, plum and black pepper.
Blackberry, raspberry, Alpine strawberry, spiced cherry candy, bramble, spice box, cedar, toasty oak, espresso bean and cracked pepper.
Exceptionally long and loaded with bold dark fruit that slowly gives way to earthy elements as the palate is pleasantly overcome by a crushed velvet plushness.
This wine is equally suited to your favorite backyard BBQ - or the most elegant cut of meat you can manage.
What the Winery Says
- Mike Duffy
- 98% Zinfandel
- 2% Petite Sirah
- Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley
- Harvest date
- September 19, 2012
- 12 months
- French and American oak