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Zinfandel from Dry Creek Valley, California. The wine is aged in a combination of French and American oak barrels. Only 1,400 cases produced.
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Perhaps Sonoma's (if not all of California's and hence the world's) greatest appellation for growing top quality Zinfandel, the Dry Creek Valley is a small AVA sandwiched between the Russian River and Lake Sonoma. Despite a growing reputation as one of the premier wine travel destinations on the North Coast, it remains a tiny, rural area filled with family-owned vineyards, one deli, and no traffic lights.
Sourced a from a pioneering Dry Creek producer who was, understandably, quite proud of the wine (but not much willing to understand the state of the Zinfandel market these days), this deal took about eight months to wait out, but it was worth it. This is, if not the best, certainly among the best Zinfandels we've ever released. Pure pleasure in a glass.
We love Zin but find that it is often underappreciated by mainstream consumers. If that's you, this is a great variety to add to your wine rotation! And today's wine is a textbook example.
The 2015 Cameron Hughes Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel Lot 630 opens with notes of blackberry, spice, licorice, cedar, vanilla, black pepper, a touch of bramble and more. It's a fantastic aroma that draws your nose right into the glass. Tasting the wine reveals rich, juicy, dark berry and raisiny fruit that easily fills your mouth. It also features beautifully integrated spice and quite a bit of oak influence primarily in abundant notes of vanilla and chocolate. And while it clocks in at 15.5% alcohol, it doesn't show any heat and maintains a great sense of balance. This is just a beautiful example of Zinfandel. It ends dry and long with lots of lingering oaky spice.
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2015 Cameron Hughes Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel Lot 630
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