Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel
Origin: Dry Creek Valley, CA
Retail Price: $23
of Dry Creek Zinfandel, this first vintage for Gladstone Cellars exhibits
soft, ripe, black-cherry scents and flavors. A medium-bodied, non-aggressive
style for the Zin grape, we like this wine for its luscious fruit tones
and hint of caramel on the finish. A relatively simple and straightforward
wine, it is an applaudable first effort for this burgeoning operation.
(Date tasted 10/26/01)
Although this year is the debut for one of the Dry Creek Valley's
newest wineries, the Peterson family winemaking vision actually began
in 1965 when Hereward Gladstone Peterson planted his Zinfandel vineyard.
Still in its infancy at 520 cases, we predict this will be a winery
to watch in the coming years.
City: Geyserville, CA