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Perry Creek Winery "Altitude 2401" Fairplay Farms El Dorado Zinfandel 2007

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Compact and tight on the nose, with reticent fruit tones under a distinctly oaky overlay. There is nice balance on the nose, though it is skewed towards the wood at the moment. Restrained yet full of sweet black cherry and black raspberry fruit on the palate. This is elegant and firm with fine balance and nicely judged wood framing the fruit. With time, lovely herb and faint spice notes emerge in the mouth. The tannins are soft and the acidity well integrated with a touch of meatiness emerging on the backend. The moderately long finish reveals a menthol edge and some boysenberry tones. This is not flashy at all but really is lovely with wonderful balance. 91pts

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Perry Creek Vineyards:
The winery's 40 acres of premium vineyards are located in Fair Play Appellation. Decomposed granite soils and a balanced microclimate at a 2,500 foot average elevation allow us to produce premium grapes with the distinct flavor of the foothills. Our Fair Play Farms vineyard, planted in 1999, is one of the best in the entire Sierra Foothills. The grape growing sites in this vineyard were ... Read more
The winery's 40 acres of premium vineyards are located in Fair Play Appellation. Decomposed granite soils and a balanced microclimate at a 2,500 foot average elevation allow us to produce premium grapes with the distinct flavor of the foothills. Our Fair Play Farms vineyard, planted in 1999, is one of the best in the entire Sierra Foothills. The grape growing sites in this vineyard were chosen to bring out the best quality in each varietal and all of the vines are pruned by hand. The first crops were dropped to increase vigor in the plant and to promote better fruit. All rootstocks and clones were matched to the unique soil situations in every block, creating the most distinction in the produced wines. Perry Creek’s winemaking team of Garrett Buckland, Stefan Tscheppe and Jonathan Pack combines experience from Napa, Austria and the Foothills. They share a vineyard driven approach, developing a personality and character for each wine they produce. At the same time they incorporate the typicity of the varietal and the unique flavors of the different vintages. The unique, complex and elegant flavors representing Perry Creek Winery and the Terroir of the appellation have earned us 90Pts+ ratings in Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast and many other competitions. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Perry Creek Winery "Altitude 2401" Fairplay Farms El Dorado Zinfandel

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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4.50 5
01/28/2011

Compact and tight on the nose, with reticent fruit tones under a distinctly oaky overlay. There is nice balance on the nose, though it is skewed towards the wood at the moment. Restrained yet full of sweet black cherry and black raspberry fruit on the palate. This is elegant and firm with fine balance and nicely judged wood framing the fruit. With time, lovely herb and faint spice notes emerge in the mouth. The tannins are soft and the acidity well integrated with a touch of meatiness emerging on the backend. The moderately long finish reveals a menthol edge and some boysenberry tones. This is not flashy at all but really is lovely with wonderful balance. 91pts




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