Zinfandel 2013, Old School Dry Creek Valley
Blended primarily from vineyards in the Northern Dry Creek Valley, Old School has a style that is full of flavor and character but not over the top. We want a wine that is refreshing and “highly drinkable” and satisfying; the type of Zin you can either open on a weeknight or take to a party without hesitation. As a bonus to an already great wine, each year our designer Chris Blum comes up with a new image and accompanying story to entertain and amuse, starting on the front and finishing on the back label.
Old School is our “easy-drinking, no-thinking” Zin. Mixed berries with plenty of spice and creamy oak introduce and finish this wine. The juicy dark fruit, smooth texture, easy tannins and bright acidity make for a “go-to” wine. Something to go to after work, when friends arrive, when dinner is served, when packing for the weekend get-away, or whatever.
9% new American oak barrels 6% 2 year-old French oak barrels 85% 4-10 year-old neutral 60-gallon oak barrels