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Dashe Cellars Zinfandel Todd Brothers 2012

ID No: 442638
Vintage:2012
Bottle Size:750 ml
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Product Description

Dashe Cellars Zinfandel Todd Brothers 2012 is made from 98% Zinfandel; 2% Petite Sirah

Cassis, plum, black cherry, blackberry, chocolate, licorice, with floral notes of lavender and voilets. Spice notes of cedar, eucalyptus, and pepper.Extremely lush, round, balanced, with sensuous mouth-filling texture. Blackberry, black current, and black cherry fruit, firm acid and silky tannins in a very structured wine. Long, sweet, fruit finish of blackberry and cassis.

This is one of the most lush and velvet-textured Todd Brothers Ranch Zinfandels in recent memory, which is no surprise given that 2012 was such an exceptional vintage. These stellar 50-year-old head-trained vines in Geyserville consistently pump out some of our best and most long-lived Zinfandel bottlings, and in a year like 2012, it was almost impossible to not make a lovely wine.  The perfect growing conditions, small berry size, and moderate yields resulted in a Zinfandel that is almost Cabernet-like in intensity and structure, but with the balance and sensuous texture of a Zin.

 

Winery: Dashe Cellars

The Dashe Cellars Estate
Dashe Cellars were founded in 1996 by Anne and Michael Dashe, a husband and wife winemaking team who created a small winery that focuses on wines from Sonoma County. Since Anne's winemaking origins are French and Michael's are American, they wanted to elaborate distinctive wines that offered the best from both of their countries of origin.

The Dashe Cellars Vineyards
They have decided to concentrate on single vineyard sites - to locate small independent vineyards and create wines that reflect the vineyards unique soil, climate, and regional characteristics. They use traditional fine winemaking techniques such as small lot fermentations, the use of indigenous yeast on the grapes to conduct the fermentations, little or no fining or filtration, and small barrel aging. All the wines are made, tasted, and blended by the production team of Michael, Anne, and Matt Smith (enologist).

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