Wine Last Sold on: April 15, 2013
Del Fava Family Winery
2009 Mounts Vineyard Zinfandel
|Region:||California: Dry Creek Valley (Sonoma)|
TAX DAY SPECIAL ALERT:
You finished your taxes, right? Well, let’s celebrate, then! As a special treat, we’ve brought back a very special previous feature. To make celebrating all the sweeter, we’re making it available at an even better price, this time around.
SUPER QPR ALERT:
At today’s special Wine Spies price, this wine delivers tremendous value - and a drinking experience that exceeds expectations, easily earning it this special QPR (Quality to Price Ratio) Alert.
Mission Codename: Tax Relief
- Agent Red
- Provide our Operatives with some needed Tax Relief, today, by issuing even better pricing on one of our best-selling Zinfandels of 2013, the phenomenal 2009 Mounts Vineyard Zinfandel
- Mission Status
Tax Relief Special: You deserve a break, dear Operative, so we sent Agent Red to Del Fava Winery, to negotiate better pricing on their fantastic 2009 Mounts Vineyard Zinfandel. This wine is one of our hottest-selling Zins of 2013. For this special event, we secured every last bottle in existence… so act fast.
With fruit from one of our very favorite vineyard sources, today’s 2009 Del Fava Mounts Vineyard Zinfandel is an extraordinary wine!
Perfectly ripe, juicy and oh so delicious, this very highly recommended really took our entire tasting panel by storm. Unanimously, we all declared this wine to be one of the finest Zinfandels we had tasted in some time. In fact, most of our panelists will be purchasing this wine for themselves, today.
Lovely and delicious on opening, it really springs to life with some decanting or swirling. Ripe, lush and packed with juicy flavors, this wine reminds us of the Dry Creek’s Zinfandels of old.
Darkest garnet hues, with a slightly opaque core. At the edge of the glass, a ring of beautiful ruby catches the light. After swirling, tall skinny tears fall down from high up on the glass wall.
Complex and inviting with mint chocolate, ripe fig and light brown sugar leading the way. These lush aromas are followed by mocha, plum, bright red berry fruit, dried orange peel, and cherry cordials.
Fruit forward, savory, and bright. Expansive flavors coat the entire palate with ripe plum, dark cherry, mission fig, dark brown sugar, a subtle white pepper spice.
Long lingering fruit provides the ultimate finish for this complex Zinfandel. As the fruit begins to fade, eventually a soft dryness spreads across the entire palate.
For a delicious treat, pair this wine with a spicy chipotle and cocoa powder Chili with a Zin reduction and ground beef.
What the Winery Says
Appellation: Dry Creek Valley
Harvest Date: Oct 2009
Aging: 15 months in French Oak
Bottling Date: March 11, 2011
About the Winery
It’s simple, really. We love wine and we love motorcycles. My wife & I were both born and raised in Sonoma County - 4th generation. I have spent nearly 25 years working in the wine industry in numerous capacities.
We’re about great wines, great friends and living life to its fullest every day - the synergy of these three make great memories. So… the next time you come back from a great ride - even if it’s from work - kick back and open a bottle our wine and share your stories.