Phipps Family Cellars

2012 Sonoma County Ranches Zinfandel

Zinfandel

California: Sonoma County: Dry Creek Valley

Offer Expired:Nov 12, 2017 at 11:59 pm
$36.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

You & Me in the DCV

We’re thrilled to bring you another fantastic Zinfandel from one of our favorite hidden gem producers, Phipps Family Cellars.

We love Andy Phipps; wines, particularly his Zins. One sip of today’s wine was enough for our tasting panel to enthusiastically approve - and recommend - this great wine.

Today’s very highly recommended wine is juicy, balanced and downright impressive. At today’s special price, this wine is a Ultra QPR delight that you may wish to stock up on.

This wine drinks beautifully now, and we’re all excited to see how it progresses over the next couple of years. The 2012 vintage was a great one for California, and this Zin is a great showpiece for the concentration and quality of the fruit from this decades-best year.

Lively and lush, with layered aromas of black currant, blackberry, black cherry and raspberry, folded into woodsy notes of cherry bark, dried fall leaves, dark spice and oak.

Dark and juicy, with black cherry cocktail, blackberry jam, grilled plum, dusty bramble, dark chocolate, tobacco, spice box and toasty oak.

Decant for best results. Drink now through 2019.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Dark garnet from core to edge, with wine-stained tears that glide very slowly downward.

Smell:

Black currant, blackberry, black cherry and raspberry, with woodsy notes of cherry bark, dried fall leaves, dark spice and oak.

Taste:

Black cherry cocktail, blackberry jam, grilled plum, dusty bramble, dark chocolate, tobacco, spice box and toasty oak.

Finish:

Extended and flavorful - for a very long time. Black fruit give way to spice and woodsy notes as medium tannins leave the palate with a lingering grippy feeling.

Pairing:

This is a quintessential BBQ or charred steak wine, but we’ll also be enjoying ours with pizza, pasta or a nice grilled lamb burger.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Andrew Phipps
Varietal
Zinfandel
Composition
54% Treborce Vineyard Zinfandel
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34% Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel
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6% Treborce Vineyard Petite Sirah
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6% Alexander Valley Syrah
Appellation
Dry Creek Valley
Abv
15.9%
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:Nov 12, 2017 at 11:59 pm
$36.00
Avg. Price
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