2013 Nalle Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

SKU #1246159

Classic, full-bodied California Zinfandel with tons of personality. From the winery: "This wine is a step back in California time with dusty Dry Creek roads, candied violets, and potpourri on the nose, followed by cherry pie, molasses, and orange rind on the palate. It explodes with fresh, ripe (but not too ripe), Zinberry fruit from the warm '13 harvest. The integrated oak/tannin mouth-feel, long silky texture, Cali-Itali-Frenchie-goodness-styled craftsmanship, and bitchin' finish. A radical Zin like this puts the “fun” back into ZinFUNdel. We say pair this wine with some rebel foie gras or Wade's foraged mushroom risotto. *Wine geek note: optimum drinking dates are 2016-2020 or decant for earlier drinking."

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Staff Image By: Dave Genevro | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/1/2016 | Send Email
Filled with generous red fruits, structure and some dirt & earth...and we are talking about Zinfandel?! This winery is famous for giving the wine drinkers out there Zinfandel with a more structured, elegant and restrained style, over the jammy and ripe style which fill our market today. This family has the intent of giving us grapes made famous here in California, which they intend to produce for the family table, with foods. I have enjoyed the 2012 vintage of the Vinum Clarum bottling with a salmon dish...and it was excellent! This wine and the line up of Nalle Zins for that matter, will not drown out your meal. They will only make it the much more memorable - depending on how much of the bottle you drink. Enjoy!

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- The bid to name Zinfandel California's "State Varietal" may have failed, but this red wine grape, grown extensively in California since the mid-1800s, is grown in few other places in the world. Sadly, much of what's cultivated today is planted where it's too hot and flat. But when planted to well-drained, hillside vineyards that are warm but not too hot, like those in Sonoma County's Dry Creek Valley and Amador County in the Sierra Foothills, Zinfandel can produce wines with plenty of character. High in natural alcohol and tannin, grown carefully it can be rich and complex, with dark fruit berry fruit and peppery spice. The most known example of Zinfandel outside of California is Italy's Primitivo, which can be similar in style, but is often a bit lighter and less alcoholic than West Coast examples.

United States

- When people consider domestic wine, they normally think about the state of California. The fine viticultural Region within California, including the Napa Valley, Sonoma, Santa Cruz Mountains, Mendocino and Santa Barbara, are capable of growing grapes of world-class quality. But there's plenty of fabulous wine coming from other states, too. Oregon, Washington and New York are also causing eyebrows (and glassware) to be raised around the world. Click for a list of bestselling items from the United States.


- With the explosive growth that California's wine industry has seen the past several years, it's easy to view winemaking and grape growing in the Golden State as a recent phenomenon. And while it's true that California's viticultural history is brief compared to several European countries, this state's roots date back well over 200 years. Due to the enormous response to California wine within the United States and worldwide, there are thousands of excellent and diverse wines being produced within the state each year. For our entire selection of California wines, please visit this link.
Specific Appellation:

Alexander Valley/Russian River

- Among Sonoma County's northernmost appellations, the Alexander Valley AVA acts as a gateway to neighboring Napa to the east and Mendocino to the north. It is a sprawling appellation, with pockets of distinct microclimates and soils, and as such, is home to a variety of wine grapes and styles. Nearly everything grows in the Alexander Valley, though Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay are the most widely planted grapes. The Russian River Valley lies to the south of Alexander Valley, and is marked by much cooler temperatures and frequently heavy fog. The Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grown here are some of the state's finest and most sought-after. Aromatic whites like Gewürztraminer and Riesling can also be successful, and sparkling wine production has a long history in the area.
Alcohol Content (%): 13.5