1998 Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

76% Zinfandel, Teldeschi Ranch
24% Petite Sirah, Teldeschi Ranch

pH: 3.73
T.A.: 6.1 g/L
Alcohol: 15.8%
Cases Produced: 232

From our Dry Creek Valley source, 109 year-old vines and low yields combined to produce some very ripe zinfandel in 1998. Excited by the intense fruit flavors but concerned that the elevated sugar levels could cause a problematic fermentation, we also picked some flavorful, though less ripe, petite sirah from an adjacent block and did a "field blend" in the fermentor. The decision paid off and after a long, moderate fermentation, the wine finished dry.

Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

Tasting Note:

This is an exceptionally rich, decadent zinfandel with dark color, low acidity, and copious black cherry aromas and flavors. It should be at its best 2 to 4 years from the vintage date. (MRO - 11/17/99)

Suggested Retail: $28.50 - Sold Out
Release Date: Spring 2000