Joseph Jewell Grist Vineyard Dry Creek Zinfandel 2015 Rated 93WE
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From a sloping hillside at 1,000-feet in elevation, this is a beautiful vineyard-designate and ambassador for the variety: shy in fruit at first, which only allows its floral, earthy aspects of ash and rock to shine. Black pepper and leather boost an array of tangy cherry, raspberry and plum that remains tart and fresh.
Wine & Spirits Review
From a vineyard at the top of Bradford Mountain, this zinfandel was planted in 1974 on red volcanic soils. The wine's bright color predicts its raciness, with equally bright notes of tarragon against sleek, dark-toned grape-skin tannins. Powerful, savory blackberry flavors last, resonant with spice.
Wine Tasting Notes
This opulent, food-friendly Zinfandel is made with fruit sourced from 41-year old vines high above the Dry Creek Valley. A compelling nose of bing cherry, blueberry, toffee and black peppercorn precedes mouth-watering acidity and a spicy, tart cherry finish on the palate.