Alexander Valley Vineyards Redemption Zinfandel 2014, Dry Creek Valley, California

Since 2001 Alexander Valley Vineyards has produced Redemption Zinfandel. This dark concentrated wine showcases Zinfandel from Dry Creek Valley. Today, winemaker Kevin Hall harvests from two sites on the eastern side of the Dry Creek Valley. The majority of the grapes were harvested from a valley floor vineyard on West Dry Creek Road where the gravelly loam soil produces fruit with pronounced jammy flavors of black cherry, plum and black pepper. The balance were harvested from a hillside vineyard on Dry Creek Road with red rocky soil. This location produces smaller berries with higher acidity and dark fruit flavors of blackberry and blueberry. The wine was barrel aged for 14 months to allow the tannins to soften and the blend of the different lots to harmonize. This is a big wine with spicy aromas of blackberry, blueberry, dark chocolate, black pepper, oak, vanilla and tea leaves. There are spicy flavors of black pepper, blueberry, black cherry, chocolate and molasses. Kevin Hall says: “there is mouth filling texture with a long finish on this lush wine”. 100% Zinfandel.