95+ pts | Robert Parker
Variety: 100% zinfandel
Appellation: Dry Creek Valley
Sensory Notes: The 2017 Maple Vineyards zinfandel’s sophisticated style is approachable now but promises grace and beauty with age. Brambly blackberries and floral aromatics emerge on top, underscored by savory notes of forest floor and leather. Elegant yet rich, supple tannins produce a seamless 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..
Cellar Recommendations: Enjoy this wine through 2027.