2011 Porter Creek - Zinfandel Old Vine (Sonoma County) 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

Bright ruby. Fresh cherry and dark berries on the highly perfumed nose. Offers sweet blackberry and cherry compote flavors and a hint of floral pastilles, with a zesty mineral quality adding lift and focus. Closes spicy and long, with silky tannins coming up slowly. Accessible now but this elegant zin has the balance to age. (JR)

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 174

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Average rating: 91, based on 1 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

64 bottles owned by 4 collectors.

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About This Producer


The foresight to buy Russian River vineyard land in the late 1970s has obviously paid off for George Davis and his family, who have produced Burgundian and Rhone varieties on their 40-acre estate since the early '80s. Currently farmed organically, Porter Creek is making the transition to biodynamic practices for its 100% hillside, low-yield vineyards in order to even more fully accentuate the individual character of each variety on each site. Winemaker and vineyard manager Alex Davis, heavily informed by French techniques, strives to craft wines of purity and finesse.

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Wine Varietal: Zinfandel


Zinfandel is a black grape variety of Croatian descent. With no ties to France, Zinfandel has actually been linked to the Primitivo grape of Italy, but California is where the majority of Zinfandel is grown. This variety possesses extremely versatile characteristics from light and fruity, to jammy and ripe with high alcohol. Growing Zinfandel can be difficult due to its packed clusters and short stems, which make the vines prone to uneven ripening and mildew. Preferring a warm climate, Zinfandel is also grown in other western states in the United States as well as in Australia and South Africa. Typical descriptors for Zinfandel include red berry fruits, raspberry, blackberry, anise and pepper.

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