Today’s wine is a bold yet velvety Zinfandel that comes from the aptly named Dry Creek Vineyard, celebrating its 40th birthday this year. Zin lovers know the Dry Creek Valley in Sonoma County is one of the best places to find those bold and sassy reds. This particular red is part of their single-vineyard Zinfandels that they pride on its terroir and namesake Somers Ranch.
On the nose you will note ripe fruit such as black cherry, spicy clove and a touch of tobacco. The color is deep, blood red with flavors of chocolate and those bright berry fruits. It is full-bodied yet smooth and velvety on the palate and ever expanding. This is meant to be savored over a hearty dish. This is a fantastic wine; Bold but never overpowering for even the Beaujolais lover. Harvested in 2009. Aged in French and Hungarian oak. 430 cases produced. Loire-Valley reminiscent with a lush, nestled picnic area, the Dry Creek Vineyard and tasting room is a wonderful spot to spend an afternoon.