Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2016 Day Zinfandel Sonoma County – Bottle Notes

Day is the new Zinfandel project of Ehren Jordan. Ehren has also been associated with other wineries including Turley, Neyers and Failla. When he purchased a St. Helena property back in 2004, he knew he wanted to plant grapes on the hillside that at the time contained an apple orchard.  After a few years of pondering, he decided that the locale was ideal for Zinfandel, one of his early loves in the vine world. Four acres are currently planted, with the original vines hitting the dirt in 2011. Zinfandel is, for Ehren, a return to his roots, having been the wines that established his reputation as a talented vigneron. Similar to the approach at Failla, most of the Day Zinfandel wines are sourced from Sonoma County.

Violet in color. 14.9% ABV. Savory nose of brambly red and black fruits, anise and white pepper. Full bodied with ample acidity. Big, lush and balanced with in a fruit forward style. Blackberry, boysenberry, licorice and pepper on the palate. Medium length on the finish. Delicious, well made and easy to drink. Best over the next 2-4 years.

My rating: 91 points.

You should be able to find Day Zinfandel for around $25 at retail. The wine represents a good value at that price.

This bottle was the payoff on a season long bet over whether the Dodgers or Braves would have a better record in the 2018 MLB Season. Better luck next year Cindy!

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