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’s spotlight is…

2016 HOOKER CREEK ZINFANDEL

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TASTING NOTE
Opaque purple, black pepper and jammy black currant nose. Spicy, briary dark fruit palate. Lingering finish with licorice and black olive accents. JO (12/17)

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LOCATION
Northern Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County.

HISTORY
This old-vine vineyard is planted along Hooker Creek, north of the town of Glen Ellen in Sonoma Valley. The section of the vineyard we receive fruit from was planted in 1888 on a part of the Agua Caliente Spanish Land grant purchased from General Vallejo by Joseph Hooker and William Sherman in 1854. Learn more about the storied history of Hooker Creek here.

PAIRINGS
FOOD: A perfect complement to the 2016 Hooker Creek Zinfandel is this Texas Style BBQ Beef Brisket recipe.

OCCASION: Your casual summer barbecue

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