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2014 Grist Vineyard Zinfandel

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2014 Grist Vineyard Zinfandel

Dry Creek Valley

Tasting Notes
Intoxicating aromas black cherry, huckleberry, cassis, violets and anise burst from the glass in waves, and then the wine explodes on the palate with lively fruit and savory flavors of rhubarb, clove, bay leaf, raspberry jam, ripe red plums, sagebrush and cocoa. The bright berry flavors, spice and flower petals are all perfect examples of Zinfandel varietal character, while the intense cherry, the savory, earthy characteristics, firm tannins and vibrant acidity and all examples of all that is great about Dry Creek Zinfandel.
Vineyard Notes
Originally settled by an Italian family in the late 1800s, Grist Vineyard is now owned by Sonoma County’s Hambrecht family. This Dry Creek Valley property is on the northwestern slope of Bradford Mountain at an elevation of 1,000 feet, where the volcanic, red soils are reminiscent of Tuscany’s terra rosa. We source Zinfandel fruit from 30 acres planted in 1974. Though there is some debate, the Zinfandel vines are thought to be from the “mother” blocks planted in 1900, the Hambrecht/Mead Atlas Peak clones.
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