2015 Maple Vineyards Dry Creek Valley Sonoma County Zinfandel
Zinfandel •Maple Vineyards
California: Sonoma County: Dry Creek Valley
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One of our best-selling Zins of all time is back! We’re thrilled to welcome Armida Winery back to our pages, with the exciting, delectable, limited Armida Winery 2015 Maple Vineyards Dry Creek Valley Sonoma County Zinfandel. This is the winery’s flagship Zinfandel and a Wine Spies Operative favorite.
This Zinfandel has a dark core of garnet with little light passing through with excellent color consistency through to the edge. On the nose, you’ll find a traditional Dry Creek Valley bouquet of dusty bramble, blackberry, plum compote, baking spice, and subtle new leather. After the nose which contains mostly sun-ripened fruit, the palate is surprisingly fresh with a berry medley of bright cherry, strawberry, and cranberry with a stonefruit backend of black plum and apricot with spice layered throughout. The acids are the primary drivers of the fruit on this big Zin with the tannin providing the necessary supporting role for an extended finish. You can’t go wrong with a medley of roast sausages and a side of grilled veggies.
Sonoma County’s Dry Creek Valley is a treasure trove of great wines. Today’s wine is sourced from Tom and Tina Maple’s 27-acre vineyard near the intersection of Lytton Springs and Dry Creek Roads. Being dry farmed and with its clay and loam rocky soil it is particularly well suited to exceptional Zinfandel.
Zinfandel is related to the Italian Primitivo grape, tracing its origin to the Croatian grape Crljenak Kastelanski. Zinfandel is one of the most versatile varietals with the ability to make wines, rich to fruity, dark to light, and dry to sweet. Zinfandel grapes grown from the Dry Creek Valley, like this wine’s, are characterized by their bright and balanced flavors, distinct minerality and spice.
Here’s what the wine press has to say.
90 Points - Wine Enthusiast
Dark core of garnet with little light passing through with excellent color consistency through to the edge.
Dusty bramble, blackberry, plum compote, baking spice, and subtle new leather.
Bright cherry, strawberry, cranberry, black plum, apricot with spice layered throughout.
The acids are the primary drivers of the fruit on this big Zin with the tannin providing the necessary supporting role for an extended finish.
Medley of roast sausages and a side of grilled veggies.
What the Winery Says
- Brandon Lapides
- Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County
- Maple Vineyards