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 Wild Cattle Creek Zinfandel

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TASTING NOTE

Dark purple color, with black licorice and mint on the nose. Medium-to-full bodied palate, well-coated tannins, blackberry fruit and a lingering finish with mineral notes. JO (1/20)

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LOCATION

Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County

HISTORY

In 1998, John Olney purchased a hillside ranch halfway between the town of Healdsburg and the Pacific Ocean. In 1999, he planted six acres to zinfandel with about 5% petite sirah and carignane interplants. In 2000, an acre of pure carignane was added.

The wine is named after Wild Cattle Creek which runs through the valley below and forms the property border. The creek is the only one in the area that runs year-around. Since the late 1800s, each summer, the local cattle descend from the dry hills to drink from the creek.

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PAIRINGS

Food

It’s almost grilling season! Our recipe for Grilled Lamb Spiedini with Grapes is a perfect pair for hearty zins like the 2017 Wild Cattle Creek.

Occasion

Your first Spring BBQ

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