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Dutcher Crossing Winery Zinfandel Bill's Block Maple 2008

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Made from a 1-acre section of the famed Maple Vineyard, this is our biggest and jammiest Zin, made with grapes harvested from 80-year-old vines. A field-blend-style wine, it also includes Petite Sirah, Cinsault and Alacante Bouchet. Oh, and who's Bill? The original owner of the vineyard, and a mentor to growers Tom and Tina Maple.

Region: USA » California » Sonoma County

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Color: Red
Varietal: Zinfandel
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Dutcher Crossing Winery:
The Dutcher Crossing winemaking style is “hand-crafted.” From the selection of special blocks of choice grapes within a vineyard to our small open-top fermenting tanks, our wines receive the hands-on attention required to produce wines of the exceptional quality that exhibit the intense flavors and character of each varietal. All our wines are then aged in American, French or European oak barre... Read more
The Dutcher Crossing winemaking style is “hand-crafted.” From the selection of special blocks of choice grapes within a vineyard to our small open-top fermenting tanks, our wines receive the hands-on attention required to produce wines of the exceptional quality that exhibit the intense flavors and character of each varietal. All our wines are then aged in American, French or European oak barrels until they are ready for bottling. Dutcher Crossing Vineyard The majestic vineyard in the heart of the Dry Creek Valley is the home of Dutcher Crossing Winery. Its rich sandy and silt loam surface soils mixed with some gravel and clay provide a favorable terrior for grapevines as roots can extend deeper in the soil profile. For over 30 years this vineyard has been producing outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon grapes for high-quality wines, and its fruit commands some of the highest Cabernet prices in the county. The vineyard is being replanted to align micro soil content with the best grape varietals, root stocks and clones. Our goal is to produce some of the finest estate produced and bottled wines in the Dry Creek Valley. With a magnificent view of the panoramic vineyards and hillside beauty of the Dry Creek Valley, our tasting room welcomes visitors with a sampling of some Dry Creek's best wines. In an intimate setting, Dutcher Crossing Winery is the perfect place to spend the afternoon. Away from the crowds, just outside of Healdsburg, you will find a warm, friendly, and relaxed atmosphere here in our tasting room and winery. The Tasting Room and Picnic Area are open 7 days a week from 11am-5pm. We are closed Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve and New Years day. We can accommodate private and group tours, by appointment only. Read less

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Snooth User: pfmackin
147441130
4.00 5
10/28/2011

We have tasted a broad range of Maple Zinfandels over the years. This wine gets the award for the smoothest. While the berry fruit is very evident early, it calms to a very smooth finish. Neither boisterous or mellow, it drinks well with grilled red meat dishes.


Snooth User: pfmackin
147441130
4.50 5
10/28/2011

Four and a half glasses



Made from a 1-acre section of the famed Maple Vineyard, this is our biggest and jammiest Zin, made with grapes harvested from 80-year-old vines. A field-blend-style wine, it also includes Petite Sirah, Cinsault and Alacante Bouchet. Oh, and who's Bill? The original owner of the vineyard, and a mentor to growers Tom and Tina Maple.

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