First coined by Dry Creek Vineyard in 1987, the term “Old Vine” has special meaning to our family winery. For this bottling of our Old Vine Zinfandel, the vines average more than 100 years in age and in some cases, nearly 130 years old! The complexity of our Old Vine Zinfandel lies in the spicy notes that are unique to these historic properties. This vintage presents alluring aromatics of blackberry, boysenberry and dried cranberry with notes of cocoa powder, cardamom, vanilla bean and fine leather. On the palate, brambly layers of black cherry, blackberry and black raspberry come forward with nuances of nutmeg and white pepper. The wine is complex, with bright acidity complimented by a long, lingering finish. The tannins are structured but soft, and lend a round, rich mouthfeel that pairs excellently with pork, burgers, steak and Italian sausage.
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