Nalle Winery Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2017, Sonoma County, California

Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.

Very dry on the palate with nice complexity.

Showing red plums, cherries, strawberry jam, light oak, tobacco, leaf, vegetables, earth, herbs, dark chocolates and black pepper.

Soft and short finish and soft tannins.

This 5 year old Zinfandel from Dry Creek Valley is drinking nicely now.

I had it 3 years ago, and it was much fruiter, but showed less complexity. Lost a lot of its fruits by now, and it is showing lots of earth notes, but showing nice complexity. Definitely improved in the bottle these few years.

This is not your typical California Zinfandel. Elegant and complex. A good quality wine.

Would be nice to revisit it in a few years.

Better after an hour of airtime and will pair nicely with BBQ Meats.

A blend of 91% Zinfandel, 5% Petite Sirah and 4% Carignan. Aged for 11 months in (25% New) French oak barrels. A small production of less than 4,000 bottles.

13.9% alcohol by volume.

90 points.



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