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2003 D’Argenzio
Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley – Sold Out

Tasting Notes

Medium dark garnet with brick edges; very appealing raspberry fruit and lavender aroma with sweet oak, vanilla, orange peel, maple, licorice and white pepper hints; orange peel elements; medium body, smooth, slightly rich; balanced tannins; slightly cedar element.”
There are some who believe that the Dry Creek Valley of Sonoma County is “where God meant Zinfandel to grow.” Winemaker Ray D’Argenzio is one of those people. Using fruit from Dry Creek Valley heritage clones, Ray has crafted a fruit-driven zinfandel with the classic briar and berry qualities typical of zinfandels from this area. The combination of heritage clone selections and old vines provides the flavors, texture and weight that are the hallmark of Dry Creek Valley. To complete the blend, Ray adds in small amounts of Petite Sirah, which enhance the flavor dimension and complexity.
Aromas of briary fruit and spice give way to hints of blackberry cobbler. The impression of fruit and spice continues in the mouth. Supple tannins give structure and depth to this satisfying blend. The 2003 Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel is a versatile wine meant for enjoying at the table. With its forward fruit, soft tannins and lingering finish it will accompany a wide range of dishes and occasions.

Voigt Vineyards – Dry Creek Valley

Sonoma County’s American Viticultural Areas include Alexander Valley, Chalk Hill, Dry Creek Valley, Knights Valley, Los Carneros, Northern Sonoma, Russian River Valley, Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County Green Valley, Sonoma Mountain, and Sonoma Valley.
Zinfandel from Sonoma County has been generally characterized as having full, intense blackberry fruit aromas that mingle with spicy black pepper, anise and allspice scents. In general, Northern Sonoma produces “classic Zinfandel”, with some cherry and briar character. The extended growing season of the Russian River Valley intensifies the flavors in the fruit, producing very lush dark fruit like plums and boysenberries. Zinfandel from Dry Creek has a distinct core of black cherry and vanilla flavor and aroma, and Zinfandel from Alexander Valley tends to be described as “supple” with plump blackberry and black cherry flavors. As the Sonoma Valley is a slightly cooler region, these wines are quite lush and feature plenty of black pepper and spice. The coolest areas of Southern Sonoma show brighter, rounder berry fruit and an intensely spicy flavor.

October 2005

Voigt Vineyards

85% Zinfandel
15% Petite Sirah

174 Cases


18 Months
50% New French Oak
50% Seasoned Oak

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