2017 Sonoma County Zinfandel
39% Russian River Valley Zinfandel
25% Alexander Valley Zinfandel
13% Mendocino Ridge Zinfandel
11% Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel
10% Sonoma Valley Zinfandel
2% Russian River Valley Petite Sirah
Our not-quite-so annual QPR champ is back! Using some wonderful century-old Russian River Valley Zin not far from Limerick Lane and some relatively young, 64-year-old Zinfandel from Alexander Valley as a base, we stole bits and pieces of our Rossi, DuPratt, and Dry Creek Zins along with a little Petite Sirah from Two Acres to create this delicious overachiever. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Medium to medium-dark ruby-garnet. Intense aromas of red cherries, clove, and a pleasing earthy note. Medium-bodied, flavors of cherry and baking spices build to a gently tannic finish. Given its price point, one might conclude that this wine is meant for early consumption. Not necessarily so! While it can certainly be enjoyed now, this wine has plenty of structure to age and develop gracefully. Hence, we’d recommend giving it another year or two in bottle and then enjoying through 2028.