2009 Forchini Vineyard 
Zinfandel

Dry Creek Valley
Forchini Vineyard
Zinfandel

2009

wine bottle

Specifics

Appellation
Dry Creek Valley
Vintage
2009
Release Date
June 2011
Blend
96% Zinfandel
4% Petite Sirah 
Cases Produced
514
Barrel Regime
Barrel aged 9 months
100% French oak
61% new oak
26% 1 year oak
13% 2 year oak   
Alcohol
14.5%
Price
$55

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Forchini Vineyard

Dry Creek Valley

96% Zinfandel
4% Petite Sirah 

One of our favorite growers to work with, Forchini Vineyards are located on the famous eastern bench of Dry Creek Valley. Andrew Forchini pays as much attention to farming grapes as we do to our winemaking, which says a lot. The two blocks of Zinfandel that we source from the ranch are fondly named Pond and Acre and consistently deliver the distinct and intense fruit character that you have come to expect from our Forchini Zinfandel.

Once the grapes arrive on our doorstep, we maximize the potential of this exceptional fruit and although a sticky and tedious process, sending the fruit through our custom sorting equipment is the first step in the winemaking journey. Here the fruit is sorted not only to the cluster but down to the berry. It’s well worth the effort and is a major step in defining our style of Zinfandel. After fermentation, pressing, and nine months in specially selected French oak barrels the concentrated and complex wine shines for you in your glass.

From the first smell, a Zinfandel fan is hooked by black cherries and warm sasparilla spice. Broad, lush flavors of cherries, plums, and bright pomegranate fruit layered with sweet vanilla and cedar wood spices create a wine with a lingering finish that just doesn’t quit.

Enjoy a glass of Forchini Zinfandel with grilled pork tenderloin and a cherry reduction sauce. It’s a great combination for dinner tonight.

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