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Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel
RegionDry Creek Valley
Grape VarietiesZinfandel 95% & Petite Sirah 5%
- 91 Points
BackgroundThe name Angry Bunch refers to the boldly flavored style produced from burly old-vine Zinfandel. The Code of the Angry Bunch ensures that only fully ripe and ready grapes bursting with flavor become part of any Angry Bunch Zin. This wine is a blend from Dry Creek Valley, California a magnificent long, narrow valley that has diverse soils, varying elevations, wind, rainfall and sun exposure which create unique, expressive wines. This old-vine Zin is supplemented with a small portion of Zinfandel and Petite Sirah from Mendocino County.
VinificationHand sorted, destemmed bunches are crushed in stainless steel tanks. Native yeast starts fermentation, supplemented with Assmanshausen yeast. Malolactic fermentation in barrel on lees. Aged 22 months in oak. 95% French, 5% American Oak– 50% new.
NoseA rich wine with layers of raspberry, cherry, and blackberry complemented by vanilla, licorice, and toast.
PalateBeautifully balanced with integrated tannins which support a long, complex finish.
AnalysisAlcohol: 14.7 %
Serving SuggestionsA meat lover's best friend! Serve with grilled meats, braised pork, duck à l'orange and aged cheeses.