This wine displays aromas of bright red cherry, red raspberry and dried thyme, with darker notes of black cherry, espresso and cassis. The palate is full of ripe fruits, with refined and balanced tannins.
The history of Dry Creek Vineyard is a long and colourful one. Founded in 1972 by David Stare, it paved the way for a renaissance of winemaking and viticulture in the Dry Creek Valley. Before his arrival, the valley was little more than a few family farms and prune orchards but it was David’s vision to start a Loire Valley inspired winery that reintroduced consumers to the wines of northern Sonoma County.
David is a Loire aficionado and Dry Creek has succeeded brilliantly with plantings of Sauvignon and Chenin Blanc, but has also built up a reputation for terroir driven, old vine Zinfandel. As Wine Enthusiast Magazine suggested “When Dry Creek gets it right, few wineries anywhere can beat their Zins.”