Optima began as a dream producing just 400 cases in 1984,now, the winery is continuing their tradition of producing premium, world class wines. Optima specializes in Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel Port, and Chardonnay Join us in our Tuscan style tasting room and don’t miss our monthly specials.
External Reviews for Optima Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley
Its layers of generous bright fruit aromas and deep, rich, ripe mouthfilling Zinfandel flavors are hallmarks of this world-renowned growing region.
Mike Duffy started Optima while working along side Andre Tchelistcheff at Field Stone some 20 years ago. Production has always been small and the wines are all hand made with utmost care and focused on what grows best in the Dry Creek Valley. Zinfandel of course is one of their most successful and consistent wines. This 2005 has 10% Petit Sirah blended in and is aged 12 months in American oak and bottled unfiltered. Wine Enthusiast magazine rated it 90 points saying “Some Zins are “claret style,” made with the elegant structure of Cabernet Sauvignon. Not this one. It’s pure, classic Dry Creek, showing that region’s robust, slightly rustic tannins, explosive wild berry fruit and loads of briary, peppery tannins. It’s a very fine Zin that calls for upscale beef, pork and chicken dishes.” On Sale!