Region/AVA: Sonoma County (although fruit is from Alexander Valley)
Color: Deep Purple
Aroma: Ripe red fruit, blackberry, black cherry, hint of spice
In The Mouth: Pleasant melding of lush fruit that is expressive, but not an oppressive fruit bomb. Good balance and taste of fruit through front, mid palate and finish. Enough acidity and structure to let it pair well with many foods; it made me want bbq or a ribeye, drinkable alone as well though, with good ‘quaffability’ factor. Finish slightly off dry, not hot nor tannic. 14.3% alcohol: I appreciate the moderate alcohol level a red wine, especially zinfandel based under 15% is nice to find these days.
Price: (Media Sample) ~$12/bottle. Available online by the case or via retail at places like Draegers, Big John’s, Molsberry, as well as local hangouts like Healdsburg Bar & Grill.
Wine Geek Info:
The 2007 release is a blend of 75% Zinfandel, 20% Syrah, and 5% Petite Sirah.
The Zinfandel and Petite Syrah were fermented, aged in stainless steel; The Syrah barrel aged 20 months in new and neutral French oak.
- 750 cases produced
The Red Gamma Red would be a good buy at a higher price, it’s steal at under $15.