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This Zinfandel comes from Rockpile, a
Sonoma subzone that sits on a high, sunny
ridge northwest of the town of Healdsburg.
What You Need To Know
At the age of 16, Ulises Valdez forded
a neck-high river to slip across the Mexican border into California,
where he found work pruning grapevines in Dry Creek Valley.
Today he’s the owner of one of Sonoma’s most respected
vineyard management companies and, fulfilling a long-cherished
dream, his own winery and tasting room. Valdez’s exacting
standards in vinegrowing have made him a crucial partner to a
Who’s Who of Northern California winemaking rock stars (Mark
Aubert, Paul Hobbs); they’re also what make his namesake wines
such consistently good bets. This Zinfandel comes from a single
vineyard that Valdez planted in Rockpile, a small Sonoma subzone
that, thanks to rocky soils and hot days, has become a go-to zone
for premium Zinfandel.
Fragrant blackberry and bay
Dense and mouthfilling,
with rich black-fruit and
Cellar temperature—the bottle should be
cool to the touch.
Pâtés and boldly flavored red
meat or pork dishes: steaks,
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