2014 Zinfandel, Carreras Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley
Dark ruby with a bright clear edged rim. Classic Carreras aromas of dark berries and vanilla spice…“Blackberry Crème Pie in a Bottle.”
Only 278 cases produced.
Dark ruby with a bright clear edged rim. Classic Carreras aromas of dark berries and vanilla spice…“Blackberry Crème Pie in a Bottle.” Lovely spicy, jammy, blackberry fruit with mineral tones and hints of black pepper set the stage for this beautiful “Claret-style” Zinfandel. The spiced vanilla combines with cigar box, cedar, and oak tones that further add complexity. This is a lovely “old school” Zinfandel that brings us back to the ‘70’s-80’s before the desire to over crop simple, super ripe fruit and render an over-oaked bomb that fades in 2-3 years. This wine will be stellar from 2019-2021 but could go much longer with its natural grape tannins and hefty 15.8% alcohol. Even with its firm tannins and alcohol it’s balanced and easy – a nice drinker now. Only 278 cases produced.
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