The Napa Valley has long been inundated with varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Take a short drive North though, and an entirely new array of wines presents itself. For that reason, we strayed from our backyard and found a small block of Zinfandel grown in the Dry Creek Valley.
The climate in Dry Creek Valley has always been widely regarded as being most conducive to growing Mediterranean grape varieties. These wines are known for exhibiting ripe fruit flavors, integrated tannins, and well-balanced acidity. With that in mind, it seemed this would be an obvious place to find fruit for The Hidden Gallery.
The Zinfandel we are producing is in no way common. Rather than having the simple, raspberry-seed jam flavors that are so predominant in this variety, ours is as layered and complex as a Napa Valley Cabernet—full of unctuous black fruit, briary spice and a rich dark chocolate finish.
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