Variety: 100% zindandel
Appellation: Dry Creek Valley
Sensory Notes: With a rich floral nose of dark ripe fruit, the 2015 Collier Falls zinfandel exhibits classic and lively Dry Creek flavors of blackberries and black cherries. The wine has a silky texture with a full mouthfeel, and a long delicious fruity finish.
Vineyard Notes: Collier Falls farms is 20 acres in the northwest corner of Dry Creek Valley at elevations exceeding 1,000 feet. These steep vineyards of rocky, clay soil produce mountain fruit with great color, character, and intensity. These vineyards also sit above the fog line. So, while morning fog cools the valley floor, the hillside fruit enjoys plenty of sunshine. And during the warmer parts of the day, these southeast facing vineyards get early shade, creating an ideal temperature balance for the grapes - lots of sun to develop ripe flavors and varietal characteristics, and cooler periods to help the fruit achieve balance and complexity.
Cellar Recommendation: Enjoy this wine through 2024