Dashe Cellars Zinfandel California 'Vineyard Select' 2018

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Dashe Cellars Zinfandel California 'Vineyard Select' 2018
Country USA
Region California
Appellation/Sub-Region California
Grapes Zinfandel
Vineyard/Cellar Practices Organically Grown

Dashe Cellars was founded by Anne and Michael Dashe in 1996 in Oakland, California. Among the first wave of urban wineries, their focus on traditional winemaking methods and long-standing partnerships with some of the finest growers in Sonoma and Mendocino has led to a well-deserved reputation, in particular for their zinfandels. The 2018 ‘Vineyard Select’ is a blend of 89% zinfandel from a handful of small-production vineyards in Dry Creek Valley (Sonoma County), Contra Costa County, and Clarksburg, with tiny amounts of petite sirah (6%) and teroldego (5%) in the mix to contribute brightness and complexity. Each varietal was fermented separately with ambient yeast, then aged for 14 months in used French oak barrels, adding a well-integrated oak influence that refrains from dominating. Luscious cassis and cocoa notes abound on a rich palate full of spicy dark fruit. The silky texture is lush and mouth coating while remaining fresh and food-friendly. A satisfying match with BBQ, stews, or even pasta night! Organically grown.