Phipps 2006 Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley

The 2006 “Treborce Vineyard” Zinfandel marks Phipps Family Cellars’ first vineyard designated wine, as well as the first 100% varietal Zinfandel produced at the winery. Perched high atop the eastern hillside in Dry Creek Valley, the Treborce Vineyard produces ‘classic Zinfandel’ with a distinct core of blackberry, spicy black pepper, and dark chocolate. This small production (only 355 cases!), definitive Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel was awarded a stunning 94 Points by Wine Enthusiast: “A beautiful Zinfandel that shows the elegant balance of a fine Cabernet Sauvignon, but with Zin’s exuberant personality. Powerful in wild blackberry, black raspberry and mulberry fruit, the wine also exhibits cola, mocha and chamomile notes liberally accented with crushed black pepper, nutmeg and cinnamon spice. Finishes complex, long and absolutely dry. Really defines Dry Creek Zin at its best.” [+]