Variety: 98% zinfandel, 2% petite sirah
Appellation: Dry Creek Valley
Sensory Notes: Once again, Maple Vineyard has yielded and silky and enticing wine, with lovely aromas of boysenberry jam, cola and ripe dark fruit. On the palate, a rich, creamy mouthfeel supports flavors of blackberry, mocha and black cherry, with a hint of crushed-rock minerality adding sophistication to the long, supple finish.
Vineyard Notes: Fruit for the Maple Vineyards zinfandel comes from two very special blocks of this benchland property in the heart of the Dry Creek Valley. Tina and the late Tom Maple have dedicated their lives to producing some of Dry Creek’s finest head-trained, dry-farmed zinfandel grapes. The red clay loam soils provide elegant structure and balance to this wine, while Dry Creek’s warm climate ensures bright fruit flavors. To accentuate this wine’s complexity, the final blend includes grapes from Lily Hill (5%) and Big River Ranch (2%).
Cellar Recommendations: Enjoy this wine through 2025.