Lot #35 WINEGROWERS OF DRY CREEK VALLEY – A. RAFANELLI WINERY, DRY CREEK VINEYARD, MAURITSON WINES, MILL CREEK VINEYARDS & WINERY, PEDRONCELLI WINERY, RIDGE VINEYARDS, SAINI VINEYARDS
DRY CREEK VALLEY 40TH ANNIVERSARY – THE ZINFANDEL OF LEGENDS
- Dry Creek Valley
ABOUT THE WINE:
For generations, Zinfandel from Dry Creek Valley has captivated wine lovers all over the world. This special bottling from seven iconic Zintners of Dry Creek Valley, celebrates the outstanding bounty of the land and the unique magic of this variety.
Dry Creek Valley has a rich history in agriculture, and is home to wine and grape pioneers. The area was populated by those who were called by the lure of the gold rush, and many stayed on to farm the rich soil. A number of those original families started legacies that remain today, while others came later and put their stake in the ground to call the valley home. The hillsides are where Zinfandel thrives, as it has for well over 150 years. Half of all Zinfandel grown in Sonoma County is found in this region, in the smallest of the four major appellations.
This lot is a true collector’s item honoring these legendary winemakers and the 40th anniversary of the Dry Creek Valley AVA, and showcases the intricate stamp of soils, climate and sites. The aromatic profile is a harmonious blend of ripe high toned black and red fruits with undertones of roasted ground coffee bean, dried herb, and mineral. Striking a balance between the fresh bramble fruits and savory minerality, this Never Before, Never Again collaborative Zinfandel finishes with great freshness complemented by layers of soft and supple tannins.
WINEMAKER(S): Shelly Rafanelli (A. Rafanelli Winery), Tim Bell (Dry Creek Vineyard), Emma Kudritzki Hall (Mauritson Wines), Jeremy Kreck (Mill Creek Vineyards & Winery), Montse Reece (Pedroncelli Winery), Shauna Rosenblum & John Olney (Ridge Vineyards), Julia Iantosca (Saini Vineyards)
ESTIMATED BOTTLING DATE: March 2023
ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE: December 2023
National Distribution: AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IL, IN, LA, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, NV, NJ, NY, NC, OH, OR, PA, RI, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WY, Washington, DC
International Distribution: Please inquire for more information.