Phipps Family Cellars

2012 Treborce Vineyard Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

Zinfandel •Treborce Vineyard

California: Sonoma County: Dry Creek Valley

Offer Expired:Sep 19, 2016 at 11:59 pm
$42.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

The Purple Dragon

Today’s Phipps Family Cellars 2012 Treborce Vineyard Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel is simply delicious. If you love that Dry Creek Zinfandel character, this one is for you. Flavors are bold and rich, aromas leap from the glass and the finish is almost endless.

The Treborce Vineyard was planted in 1999 to St. George rootstock, which is widely recognized as one of the most revered and sought after in the world. Simi Winery, Wilson Winery, Hauch, Carol Shelton, Gunfighter and others have all made award-winning wines from this respected vineyard.

This is the 3rd Phipps vintage we’ve tasted from this wonderful vineyard - and it is a delicious doozy!

Jammy and lush on the nose, with blackberry jam, blueberry, spice box, leather, pencil shavings, toasty oak, bramble and black pepper.

Flavors burst onto the palate, with bold blackberry compote in the lead, followed by smoky blueberry, black raspberry, dried cranberry, dried fall leaves, dusty briar patch, baker’s chocolate, slate mineral, cedar and black pepper.

Enjoy this wine all on its own or with a variety of food pairings. We’ll be trying ours with BBQ ribs or a classic backyard burger. Also enjoy with more exotic fare, like Moroccan spiced kabobs or spicy grilled chicken.

Drinking beautifully now, cellar for the next few years. Highly recommended.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Inky dark purple, with dark garnet edging. Spin the wine and it clings to the glass wall, leaving pencil-thin legs to streak down the glass, with thin lines of purple in their wake.

Smell:

Blackberry jam, blueberry, spice box, leather, pencil shavings, toasty oak, bramble and black pepper.

Taste:

Bold blackberry compote in the lead, followed by smoky blueberry, black raspberry, dried cranberry, dried fall leaves, dusty briar patch, baker’s chocolate, slate mineral, cedar and black pepper.

Finish:

Long and flavorful, with fruits fading to reveal chocolate and earthy notes that sustain for a very long time. At the tail end, baker’s chocolate and black pepper remain.

Pairing:

Enjoy this delicious Zin with your favorite backyard BBQ. How about grilled short ribs with plenty of tangy sauce?

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Andrew Phipps
Varietal
Zinfandel
Composition
(all varietals from Treborce Vineyard)
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90% Zinfandel
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7% Petite Sirah
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3% Syrah
Vintage
2012
Appellation
Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County
Abv
12.8%
Aging
30 months
Barrels
55% American Oak
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35% new French Oak
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10% Hungarian Oak
Production
275 Cases

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Sep 19, 2016 at 11:59 pm
$42.00
Avg. Price
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