Bradford Mountain Winery

2012 Dry Creek Valley Red Field Blend

Red Blend

California: Sonoma County: Dry Creek Valley

Offer Expired:Nov 02, 2015 at 11:59 pm
$24.00
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Mission Briefing

Codename:

Ranger Red

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!

Tasting Profile

Look:

Ruby red, from the slightly opaque core out to the pretty pink edges.

Smell:

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.

Taste:

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.

Finish:

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.

Pairing:

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

Winemaker
Virginia Marie Lambrix
Appellation
Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley
Composition
66.3% Zinfandel
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19.3% Petite Sirah
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14.4% Syrah
Accolades
Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge - 97 points
Aging
10 months
Barrels
20% new French oak
Abv
15.8%
pH
3.57
TA
6.77 g/l
Production
3000 cases

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Nov 02, 2015 at 11:59 pm
$24.00
Avg. Price
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