Sourced from 50-105 year old vineyards in Dry Creek and Russian River Valley. The nose shows ripe raspberry, black cherry, blackberries, some oak and pepper spice, and a just there herb de provence. The palate is ample with sweet cherry, raspberry and a light pepper. D&M Tasting Notes
A very lifted aroma of simmering berry sauce emanates from the glass. In the mouth there is a cascade of blue and red fruits alike, comprised of copious amounts of blueberry, cassis and blackberry compote with the faintest hint of blood orange lingering around the perimeter of the core. It is framed in a mocha bean and chocolate ganache flavor. The energetic and long finish presents a sense of freshness that invites further drinking.
Valravn is born from bush-pruned vines ranging in age from 50 to 105-years-old. Hand harvesting each vineyard parcel allowed for selection of only the most pristine bunches which averaged 26 brix at harvest. Grapes were hand sorted and gently destemmed before fermentation.
Zinfandel is America’s true heritage varietal, like Pinot Noir is to Burgundy and Cabernet is to Bordeaux. This noble grape has been in California since the 1850’s, surviving two World Wars and the dark days of Prohibition. Over the years, we’ve seen this great grape become bastardized and commercialized by massive wineries wanting to making sub-par wine. Along with a small group of our peers, we are leading the charge to restore the great reputation of this quintessential American grape. Winery Notes
Valravn 2017 Sonoma County Zinfandel
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- Quantity Available: 32
- SKU #: 7424