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Wine Recommendations from Kevin M. Vogt, Master Sommelier

If you have been a fan of Dry Creek Zinfandel for any length of time, the name Maple Vineyard probably caused your heart to flutter some.
I remember first being introduced to this vineyard with a Zinfandel made by Gary Farrell back in the late 1990s.  I had that wine on the list back then... That was a great wine, and it made an indelible impression on me in terms of what Dry Creek Zin is all about.
Today I'm delighted to be able to tell you about a wine straight from the source.
Tom and Tina Maple are the farmers who  personally tend to the 15,000 vines on this 27-acre vineyard located on the benchland at Dry Creek and Lytton Spring Roads, a few miles northwest of Healdsburg.

 Tom MapleOf course they have some help, but this is their backyard, and these vines are their "little babies".
Well, not really babies since some of these vines
were planted in 1910. Some replanting has been
done over the last 20 years, however the wine
certainly has the "Old Vine" Zinfandel character to it that makes it imminently appealing
 Tom Maple among his beloved knarly Old Vines

Maple Vineyards Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2006
Winery Price $50.00/btl
Our Price $455.40/case  $37.95/btl - a 24% Savings

Maple Label
Beautiful aromas of blackberry, black
cherry, earth, and caramel.
Big and rich with pronounced
raspberry fruit with cherry liqueur, cocoa, black pepper, herbs and spice.  This wine is briary and jammy without being sappy for syrupy.

Beautifully balanced with supple fruit tannins, bright acidity and plenty of mouth-filling fruit to manage the 15.2% alcohol without any heat.

Only 400 cases produced of this gem.

Thanks for your interest and let me know if I can get some of this small-batch, hand-crafted Zinfandel moving your way...

Kevin 2Kevin M. Vogt, Master Sommelier
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