Variety: 98% zinfandel, 2% syrah
Appellation: Dry Creek Valley
Sensory Notes: A darker, brooding expression from this renowned vineyard. Wild, brambly fruits mingle with nutmeg, vanilla and cola. A round, juicy mouthfeel lingers with silky tannins and entices another sip. This wine is approachable now but will reward patient cellaring.
Vineyard Notes: The Maple’s iconic vineyard sits on a benchland in the heart of Dry Creek Valley. The Maple team spends time throughout the summer walking the vineyards, checking on foliage and ensuring that each cluster gets just the right amount of sun exposure. The Annie’s Block red clay loam soil contributes to this wine’s elegant structure and balance, while the warm days provide robust, dark fruit notes. The final blend includes a small amount of syrah from our own Big River Ranch Vineyard (2%) to round out the mid-palate.
Cellar Recommendation: Enjoy this wine through 2026