Mcfadden Farms Riesling Potter Valley Dashe Cellars 3 Hvidvin 2008
We used our special custom-made gridded tanks to ferment the wines. These tanks, outfitted with stainless-steel grids that can be raised or lowered on top of the crushed grapes, allow us to submerge the cap of grape skins beneath the surface of the fermenting wine. We extract color, body, and complexity from the grapes without extracting too much of the drying tannins found in the seeds. The result are intense and complex wines that feel velvety and round on the tongue rather than harsh or tannic. As is our tradition, we conducted the fermentation using only the natural yeast population on the grapes. During fermentation the temperature was allowed to get up to 88º F, to aid in the extraction of color and flavor. At dryness, the wine was gently pressed in a membrane press and pumped to older 60-gallon French oak barrels. The wine was aged for 12 months, and was racked about every three months up to tank and then back down to barrel to clarify the wine and aid in its development. In our blending trials, we decided the wine was superb on its own, and did not blend anything else to interfere with the intense, lovely fruit.
Editorial Reviews for Mcfadden Farms Riesling Potter Valley Dashe Cellars 3 Hvidvin
This has a huge nose with top notes of violets over deep black plum, slight prune, and spicy hints of chocolate and vanilla with a core of savory elements that recall herbal dried black olives. Lightly sweet on entry this has plenty of acidity to keep the wine lively and lovely ripe tannins that help break up the sweetness. It’s a light, fresh style of dessert wine with a balance akin to fresh fruit making it easy to drink. It’s a bit simpler on the palate than on the nose but is full of briary, tobacco edge plummy and dried berry fruit that yields to a lightly sweet finish balanced by drying tannins. 91pts
Nice Dry Creek Zin. Smmoth long finish, nice fruit, mouthfeel, complexity.
Pours a deep dark purple color. Lots of dark fruit scents such as prunes, plums and raisins along with some vanilla. Starts off with plenty of sweet plum and raisin flavors hitting the palate. In the middle there is more dark fruit and an undertone of some vanilla and dare I say chocolate? On the back end, more dark fruits with an underlying vanilla and oak. Very well structured with nice tannic presence, but not overly done. A nice moderately lingering taste on the palate. At the price, certainly a fantastic value, one of the best Zin values.
Beautiful bouquet on the nose with lavendar, raspberry, blackberry, & a hint of spice. Boldly berry on the palate with some vanilla. Firm tannins, balanced acidity. Delicious.
External Reviews for Mcfadden Farms Riesling Potter Valley Dashe Cellars 3 Hvidvin
This is a very clean style of red Zinfandel, which shows pure garnet red in the glass, and displays a nose of round blackberry and cassis. Chocolate covered raspberry and bing-cherry fruit meld seamlessly with well integrated, palate warming oak. The 2002 Dry Creek boasts big fruit, with melted tannins that are refined and very approachable young. The finish is packed with pulpy, sweet, black fruit and will surely do justice to your favorite barbecued meats.
A soft, red-raspberry scented zin for grilled sausages, this is warm and smooth, packed with red fruit. Serve it cool to tame the alcohol.
Dark black cherry flavors express the full ripeness of this Zinfandel, balanced in a big, bold style. the tannins make it smoky, taking the flavor deeper into black pepper and spice cake territory, a viscous red suited to lamb on the grill.
A blend of several vineyards, this is a generous Zin, and very ripe, to judge from the blast of sun-warmed wild berry and cocoa flavors that spread over the palate. It's quite soft in the mouth, and finishes a bit sweet.
The black herb scent yields to a lovely textured mouthful of red and black raspberry fruit. It's dense, weighty and full; if you drink it with lamb chops, you won't need the mint.
The 2007 Zinfandel Dry Creek exhibits a dark ruby/purple color as well as lots of raspberry, black cherry, and spice characteristics offered in an uncomplicated, but exuberant style. Medium to full-bodied, elegant, and pure, it can be enjoyed nowand over the next 2-3 years.
A beautiful blend of 93% Zinfandel, 5% Petite Sirah, and 2% Carignane, this dark plum/ruby-tinged 2004 boasts a big, sweet perfume of jammy strawberries, kirsch, resin, spice, and pepper. Deep, rich, broad, soft, and seductive with a plush, full-bodied mouthfeel as well as a long finish, it will provide plenty of pleasure over the next 3-4 years.
Food Pairings for Mcfadden Farms Riesling Potter Valley Dashe Cellars 3 Hvidvin
Strawberry jam, black raspberry, chocolate, clove spice, long persistent finish of strawberry and black raspberry fruit, sweet chocolate and spice.
Dietary Information: Organic
392 cases produced.
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