2017 LeVois Zinfandel
Home to some of the world’s most renowned Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley was built by generations of farmers whose commitment to the land still shines through today. Driving the dusty backroads of this region, vineyards of gnarly old-vine Zin beckon to tell their story.
The story of this particular Zinfandel leads us to the LeVois homestead and a beautifully terraced vineyard close to Lake Sonoma. Sitting at an elevation of 950 ft in an amphitheater configuration, the vines receive a range of afternoon sun exposures, ensuring a wine with great complexity and flavor.
Scents of chocolate covered raisins, cherries, nectarines, jasmine, cinnamon, and nutmeg bloom out of the glass. You'll think you're carrying a full peach basket — peaches, peach cobbler, peach blossom — also a staple in Dry Creek Valley. You'll taste these ripe yellow peaches and savory peach crumble with a hint of vanilla along with dried cherry, rosemary, and thyme to complete an elegant finish. This wine is very smooth with a good build-out and good definition. We particularly love the really nice acid and the fresh, savory finish.