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Sonoma’s tiny, rugged Rockpile district,
the source of this wine, produces an outsize
number of terrific Zinfandels.
What You Need To Know
Gary Branham is both a grape-grower
and a winemaker, a combination that’s uncommon enough in
the US that—unlike, say, in France and Italy—there’s no one word to
describe his dual profession. But Branham prefers the complete
control and connection that comes from babysitting his wines from
vine to bottle—hence, also, his small production. This rich
Zinfandel is a case in point: Branham made six barrels of it from an
unirrigated, 11-acre plot he owns in Rockpile, a high-elevation
subzone of northwest Sonoma. Thin soils, steep slopes and
constant winds gently stress the vines and produce remarkably
concentrated grapes. That intensity shows in this dark, aromatic
Richly fruity, with
plums, blueberries and
a whiff of nutmeg.
Bold, bright blueberry flavors
with a touch of spiciness.
the bottle should be cool
to the touch.
Ribs, burgers, sausages and
hearty poultry dishes.
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