Monthly Spotlight

Each month we spotlight one of our small-production, single-vineyard wines with a deep dive into the vineyard location, property history, wine style and pairing preferences. This month, our monthly spotlight is…

2017 Hooker Creek Zinfandel

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TASTING NOTE

Aromas of raspberry, licorice, leather and toasty oak. Ripe fig flavor with lively acid, fine tannins and a note of black olive on the lingering finish. JO (7/20)

LOCATION

Bedrock Vineyard, Sonoma Valley

HISTORY

This wine comes from old zinfandel vines planted along Hooker Creek north of the town of Glen Ellen in Sonoma Valley. These old vines were planted 127 years ago on a part of the Agua Caliente Spanish Land grant purchased from General Vallejo by Joseph Hooker and William Sherman in 1854. Despite an ethically questionable lifestyle, “Fighting Joe” Hooker went on to command the Army of the Potomac in 1863 as a major general. After losing the battle of Chancellorsville to a significantly smaller Confederate force under Robert E. Lee, he was relieved of command. This is our fifth harvest from this vineyard.

Blog Post – Hooker Creek: What’s Behind the Name?

RECENT PRESS

94 Points – Erin Brooks, The Wine Advocate

“…deep and inviting, tar and earth mingling with dark berry fruit and blood orange. The medium-bodied palate offers intense, earth-laced flavors with a silty grain and integrated freshness that lifts the long finish.”

PAIRINGS

Recipe: Fig, Smoked Bacon, and Arugula Pizza

Nothing says relaxing weekend dinner like a simple crispy pizza and a great glass of red wine. This recipe hits all of the right notes with its combo of sweet figs, salty bacon, and herby arugula. It’s a perfect pair with Hooker Creek’s ripe fig flavor, lively acidity, and notes of leather and toasty oak.

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Occasion: Weekend Dinner

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