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Windsor Sonoma Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

The goal with the Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel was to create a wine that showcases the endearing fruit characteristics of this unique varietal with finesse and power but without pushing the ripeness envelope. Aromatics of black raspberry and anise are followed by layers of lush black cherry and boysenberry. The tannins are firm without diminishing the rich fruit profile with a finish that is alive and precise from the balanced acidity.

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Windsor Sonoma:
Windsor Sonoma Winery is a new line of ultra-premium wines, born out of Pat Roney's love of wine, vast experience in the wine business and clear vision to produce high-quality, value-priced wines from grapes that celebrate the terroir in the best Sonoma appellations. Windsor Sonoma Winery is the perfect Sonoma family complement to the celebrated Girard Winery in the Napa Valley, where Roney has... Read more
Windsor Sonoma Winery is a new line of ultra-premium wines, born out of Pat Roney's love of wine, vast experience in the wine business and clear vision to produce high-quality, value-priced wines from grapes that celebrate the terroir in the best Sonoma appellations. Windsor Sonoma Winery is the perfect Sonoma family complement to the celebrated Girard Winery in the Napa Valley, where Roney has already accomplished those lofty goals. Windsor Sonoma Winery and Girard Winery share the renowned winemaker, Marco DiGiulio , at the head of the winemaking team, and Marco shares Roney's vision of making high-quality wines that celebrate terroir, appellation, and true varietal characteristics. Read less

Tasting Notes:

Deep, dark in color with spicy aromas of black raspberry, ripe cherry, cassis, toasted nuts, spices and chocolate. This 2008 vintage offers trademark flavor characteristics of Zins from the Dry Creek appellation: concentrated and jammy raspberry, black cherry and cassis, layered over a hint of toffee, espresso and dark chocolate.

The goal with the Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel was to create a wine that showcases the endearing fruit characteristics of this unique varietal with finesse and power but without pushing the ripeness envelope. Aromatics of black raspberry and anise are followed by layers of lush black cherry and boysenberry. The tannins are firm without diminishing the rich fruit profile with a finish that is alive and precise from the balanced acidity.

807 cases produced.

Aged 15 months in French Oak.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 15.44%
Total Acidity: 6.2 grams per liter

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