Phipps Family Cellars

2013 Sonoma County Ranches Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

Zinfandel

California: Sonoma County: Dry Creek Valley

Offer Expired:Feb 20, 2019 at 11:59 pm
$42.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

The Heart of Zinfandel

The best Zins in California come from the Dry Creek Valley AVA. Today’s Phipps Family Cellars 2013 Sonoma County Ranches Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel is a very balanced wine, with equal measures of fresh fruit, spice, and dark earthiness. This food-friendly wine is a must-have for the coming BBQ season!

Most of the fruit in this wine was sourced from the Treborce Vineyard, which many will recognize. Andy’s Treborce Zin sets records each time we sell a new vintage. This wine, with its lower pricing, should be even more popular!

Oh, what an inviting, attractive nose on this Zin, with aromas of blackberry jam, cranberry, pomegranate, brown sugar, vanilla, mixed sweet spice, bramble, black tea, molasses, and black pepper. Rich and softly fruit drive, this wine bursts with flavors of blackberry jam, cranberry, Bing cherry, brown sugar, vanilla, mixed sweet spice, bramble, black tea, molasses, and black pepper.

The Treborce Vineyard is a premier supplier of Zinfandel grapes in the Dry Creek Valley. Wineries such as Wilson Artisan Wines, Hobo, Pech Merle, Hawley, and others source their grapes here. Those wines have won numerous awards and medals.

The Dry Creek Valley AVA (American Viticultural Area) in northeastern Sonoma (north of Healdsburg) county is somewhat warmer and wetter than the Russian River Valley AVA region just to the south and the Alexander Valley AVA just to the east. This warmer, wetter climate provides great versatility with regard to the types of grapes that can be effectively cultivated in the region.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Dark mahogany through the body of the wine and dark garnet at the edge of the glass.

Smell:

Blackberry jam, brown sugar, vanilla, mixed sweet spice, bramble, black tea, molasses, and black pepper.

Taste:

Blackberry jam, cranberry, Bing cherry, brown sugar, vanilla, mixed sweet spice, bramble, black tea, molasses, and black pepper.

Finish:

Rich flavors build up on the palate, where they cling for a very long time before gradually fading. At the end, the palate is left with a lovely, chewy pile of dark fruit and tannin.

Pairing:

Enjoy this dark Zin with something charred, roasted or grilled.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Andrew Phipps
Varietal
Zinfandel
Composition
78% Treborce Vineyard Zinfandel
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15% Tanya’s Vineyard Zinfandel
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7% Treborce Vineyard Petite Sirah
Vintage
2013
Appellation
85% Dry Creek Valley
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15% Russian River Valley
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100% Sonoma County
Abv
14.9%
Aging
30 months
Barrels
35% New and 65% Experienced Oak
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60% American Oak
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30% French Oak
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10% Hungarian Oak
Production
450 Cases

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Feb 20, 2019 at 11:59 pm
$42.00
Avg. Price
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