Dashe Cellars "Vineyard Select" Zinfandel
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Dashe Cellars "Vineyard Select" Zinfandel - 2018

Item # 10980 750mL
$21.96/ Single Bottle
$263.52 $237.17/ Case of 12
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Color
Red
Vintage
Country
USA
Region
Sub-Region
Appellation/Village
Dry Creek
Producer
Grape Variety
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Tasting Notes

From a very old vineyard in the center of Dry Creek, a wine with great depth of flavor, layered complexity, and solid structure. The black raspberry fruit is overwhelming, then blending with chocolate and spice.


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Staff Pick Notes

With experience spanning 40 years among wineries such as Château Lafite-Rothschild and Ridge Vineyards, Michael and Anne Dashe have been producing excellent wines together since 1996. Their cuvées key in on small, steep hillside vineyards with older vines throughout Sonoma and Mendocino counties. Crafting wines with a balance of traditional and natural winemaking techniques from use of indigenous yeasts, little to no fining/filtering and small-lot fermentation, Dashe Cellars has a meticulous yet friendly approach in their wines. This Zinfandel is a beautiful blend of select vineyard fruit aged in French oak with ripe concentrated dark fruit flavors, pronounced floral aromatics and an array of herbs on the finish including rosemary and sage. A wine with lots of heft, this will pair well for all the summer barbeques to come.

- JOS

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California

California makes more wine than any other state in the United States. Not only does the state grow a variety of noble grape varieties like Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, there are also plantings of lesser-known varieties such as Nebbiolo, Roussanne and Mourvèdre to name just a few.

Zinfandel

Zinfandel is widely thought of as “America’s grape,” but in fact the variety is of Croatian origin, and is genetically extremely similar to Italian Primitivo, which thrives in the warmest parts of southern Italy. Like Primitivo, Zinfandel requires warm but not hot growing conditions, as its skins are relatively thin: this can cause its berries to shrivel into raisins if left on the vine a little...

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