2009 Dickerson Zinfandel
In 2009, the Dickerson Vineyard Zinfandel is particularly bright and fresh. An intensely perfumed bouquet displays fresh black raspberry, cedar, mint, and exotic orange that give it a Bergamot-like spice quality. The mouthfeel is big and ripe, but precise, displaying a sensation of sweetness that is nicely balanced with a tangy acidity. A long, juicy finish exhibits distinct minty mulberry flavors and a mineral driven persistence.
- Appellation: Napa Valley
- Aging: 20 months in 100% French oak; 20% new oak
- Skin Contact: 10–15 days
- Total Acidity: 6.7 g/L
- pH: 3.39
- Ageability: Drink between now and 7–10 years