Dry Creek Valley

$32.00 Member Price*
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Dry Creek Valley’s winegrowing history is one of California’s longest, reaching back 140 years. Dry Creek Valley’s microclimate is similar to the Bordeaux region of France. With both coastal and inland influences, long, warm days and cooler nights allow the Zinfandel grape to fully ripen and slowly develop and retain their structure and acidity.

Tasting Notes

A bouquet of fresh berries, gingerbread and cinnamon spring from the glass.


Juicy cherry and boysenberry flavors are met with a note of white pepper and a hint of vanilla. This is a bold wine with balanced acidity and a lingering finish.

Vintage Notes: 

Located in north-central Sonoma County, just northwest of Healdsburg, this rustic wine region is the most compressed, yet easiest to navigate. Its warm climate offers full-bodied Zinfandel wines. The 2017 vintage was marked by extreme conditions that reduced crop size, starting with abundant winter rainfall and mild spring weather, which led to vigorous vines. The growing season saw three heat spikes, including one over Labor Day weekend that kicked harvest into high gear with the grapes being harvested on September 7.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Dry Creek Valley
  • Alcohol: 16.8% by volume
  • pH: 3.8
  • Titratable Acidity: 6.1g/L
  • Aged in Oak: 100%
    • 20% New oak
    • Origin of Oak: French
  • Months in Barrel: 16
  • Production: 296 Cases
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Chicken Bearnaise w/Mushroom; Pork Chops with Lemon Seasoning
Cheese & Nuts:
Stilton or Blue Cheese
Boysenberry Compote