2004 Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

50% Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel, Teldeschi Ranch
25% Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel, Mounts Ranch
13% Dry Creek Valley Petite Sirah, Unti Vineyard
12% Dry Creek Valley Petite Sirah, Del Carlo Ranch

pH: 3.69
T.A.: 6.1 g/L
Alcohol: 15.9%
Cases Produced: 353

After the soft, seductive 2003, we’re back to full-throttle, pedal-to-the-metal Dry Creek Zinfandel.  This is heady stuff!  Perhaps the difference lies in the Petite Sirah component, 25% in 2004 vs. 5% in the 2003.  Aged in all French oak, 30% new, and bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

Tasting Note:

Dark ruby.  Verging on opaque.  Deep, dark aromas of black cherries, iron, earth, and herbs.  Screams Dry Creek!  On the palate, rich, full-bodied, but not at all oafish or ponderous.  Plenty of structure and muscle to ensure years of development.  Superb balance.  Drink between 2007 and 2011. (MRO – 1/28/06)

Suggested Retail: $33 - Sold Out
Release Date: Spring 2006