Amphora Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley 2007
Our 2007 Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel comes from several vineyards on both east and west sides of the valley, and is the quintessential Dry Creek Zin: aromas of dusty sweet blackberries, flavors of dark cherry, plum and raspberry, with a mouth-filling weight and lingering finish. You can drink it now with great pleasure, but it will reward an addtional two to five years of cellaring with intensified aromatics and an even silkier mouth-feel. We consider Zinfandel to be compatible with a wide range of dishes (that's why we sometimes refer to it as our 'breakfast wine'). Try it with lamb chops grilled over rosemary, or pasta tossed with garlic-braised greens and dusted with parmagiano reggiano.
This wine took Best of Class at the 2009 San Francisco Chronical International Wine Competition. Very nice!
I found this winery based on a recommendation from Porter Creek and ended up joining the club. This bottle features very strong fruits, think strawberries on the nose, just what you would expect from a CA Zinfandel, and a smooth finish, with just enough texture to be interesting. Not to be missed.