2013 Dry Creek Zin + Korte Zin 6-Pack
A very limited-time offer for 3 bottles of our Dry Creek Zinfandel and 3 bottles of our Korte Ranch Zinfandel just in time for the Holidays!
Our Korte Zinfandel is deep garnet colored with generous aromas of raspberry, black plum, caramel, cinnamon, clove and orange zest. Smooth entry with a broad mouthfeel leading to bright and lively flavors of sweet blackberry, blueberry, cracked black pepper, cassis and hints of coffee, licorice and spice. Lush and lavishly textured this wine’s well integrated tannins and rich fruit make it very approachable and enjoyable now but if you manage to hold some back it will age nicely for another 5 – 10 years.
Korte Ranch is located just north of the town of St. Helena along the Napa River on Ehlers Lane. It is truly one of the most distinctive and classic Zinfandel vineyards left in Napa Valley with the vines we source from being a minimum of 70 years old. It has been family owned for four generations and was a bonded winery before prohibition. The gnarly old head trained, dry farmed vines are planted where the eastern and western hillsides meet. This beautiful property is perfectly suited for high quality grape growing from the cool morning and nighttime temperatures to the loose soils of rocky loam which help make wine of unique and bold character.
Our 2013 Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel is garnet red in color with pleasing aromas of baking spice, boysenberry, cherry, citrus, rosemary, chocolate and clove. It is full and rich on the palate with a smooth mouthfeel and flavors of red and black wild berries, mocha, maple and hints of savory herb and citrus zest. This wine is balanced and complex with succulent fruit and subtle dusty tannins on the long finish.
Teldeschi Vineyard is located in the heart of the Dry Creek Valley AVA, in Northern Sonoma County. The history of wine grape growing here is among the longest in California with its fertile landscape attracting settlers soon after the Gold Rush. By the late 1880s, the valley had almost 900 acres of vineyards – the majority planted to Zinfandel for which Dry Creek is best known. The Zinfandel vines on Teldeschi Vineyard are some of the oldest existing vines in the valley, planted from 1913 – 1919. The vineyard is located on the Dry Creek bench, with a slight western exposure, at about 300 feet in elevation. The soil is gravelly clay loam, strikingly red in color, and produces amazingly flavorful grapes. This unique soil drains exceptionally well, helping to stress the vines late in the growing season, concentrating varietal character. Dry Creek Valley experiences both coastal and inland influences; long, warm days allow the fruit to fully ripen, while coastal cooling in the evening enables the grapes to mature slowly and retain their acidity and balance.