Chilled then brought to correct temperature. I let the wine breathe for 30 minutes before drinking. Deep cherry red. Smell: Almost salty, blackberry, pepper. Taste: blackberry, smooth, I can t... Read More
Big nose we could smell as soon as we corked it. Strong bright fruit on the palate with easy tannins. Acidity led to a lingering even darker berry finish.
Very surprising for a zin. Had I tas... Read More
About This Wine:
One could argue that Zinfandel is Dry Creek Valley’s quintessential wine grape variety. Agree or not, this is Optima’s finest offering of Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel to date. ... Read More
The Gnarly Head winemakers secretly call Pinot Noir “the heartbreak grape.” Notoriously difficult and challenging to grow and vinify, yet impossibly seductive on the palate, it takes a combina... Read More
Our Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel is big and chewy with concentrated explosive blackberry and cherry fruit flavors. The addition of Petite Sirah contributes black pepper spice. The mouthfeel is l... Read More
Winemaker Notes Barefoot Reserve Zinfandel grapes were hand picked and transferred into French & American oak barrels following fermentation. Enjoy the berry jam and mocha aromas. Vanilla and ... Read More