2017 Unti Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel


Producer: Unti Vineyards
Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California
80% Zinfandel, 15% Petite Sirah, 5% Barbera
Year: 2017

Retail Price: $38.00
Our Price: $32.99

From the winery:

VARIETAL/VINEYARD: This Zinfandel comes from our Primitivo-clone vineyard planted next to the winery in 1998. We favor the Primitivo- clone because it tends to produce berries that are smaller and with thicker skins, versus typical California Zinfandel selections. This leads to a richer wine with more tannin, which is characteristic of old-vine Zin. Our Petite Sirah comes from a 1 acre block of vines located on our Benchland property.

VINTAGE/HARVEST: 2017 was a fairly normal growing season with a few summer heat spells. Cooler-than-normal August weather seemed to extend the growing season, which helped provide color, body, and maintain acidity. We harvested our Zin and and Petite Sirah the third week of September-pretty normal timing-wise for us. Our Petite Sirah was particularly fruity this year, which explains for it being 15% of the finished blend. As always, we crop-thin our vines early in the season to facilitate more complex wines. All of our grapes are hand harvested by our full-time vineyard crew. 

WINEMAKING: The grapes were de-stemmed and gently pumped into stainless steel tanks using a peristaltic pump. Fermentation started naturally without inoculation after a five-day cold-soak. We pump the must over twice daily. Upon dryness, the pomace is basket-pressed, blended with free run wine, and transferred to French oak barrels. In 2017 we co-fermented the Zinfandel with Petite Sirah for color stability and tannic structure, which really contributes texture. We then blend Barbera for acidity. 

STYLE: The 2017 Zin is really a throw back to the classic old vine Zins in Dry Creek, where Petite Sirah provides a more structured style. The wine is dark and full-bodied with flavors of boysenberry and pepper. The Barbera keeps the wine from being too clunky by adding freshness. You know how I feel about aging Zins—I generally don’t. But our 2017 Zin has great tannin structures meaning it will wine continue to improve over the next 4 to 7 years. – MU 

*Price and availability in store may vary. Vintage date different than pictured.

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