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Dickerson Vineyards

Dickerson Vineyards Located on West Zinfandel Lane between Rutherford and St. Helena, DICKERSON VINEYARD's 21 acres allows the traditional hand care and the meticulous attention to organic winegrowing possible for a small artisinal vineyard. Grapes are dry farmed, organically cultivated and harvested by hand. Vinified by Joel Peterson using naturally present vineyard yeasts and aged two years in small French cooperage. Grapes are retained for 3 Estate Grown Proprietor’s LIMITED RESERVE Wines of ZINFANDEL, MERLOT and an unique blend of CABERNETS. Remaining Zinfandel grapes sold to Ravenswood comprise their vineyard designated Dickerson Zinfandel. Here is help to decipher our etched labels. In early Napa Valley wine making, before electrical power was available, a heavy lever beam was hinged in the trunk of an ancient oak beside our old winery. Hoisted to a branch over a basket press then released, the beam used gravity to press the wine. Wine making stopped with prohibition. The beam was lost. Cask hoops were discarded on the hinge and were eventually overgrown by the trunk. Imagine, a wine press invented for Egyptian pharaohs and little changed despite some 3000 years of continual use around the world at work in our vineyard! Every bottle of our LIMITED RESERVE bears this etched reminder in honor of wine’s universality and tradition throughout our cultural history.


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A dark brilliant opulent color of great depth introduces a concentrated bouquet of smoke, intense cherry & mint. Full bodied, mouth filling flavors of rich complexity extend to a smooth even finish edged with an almost sweet like after-taste. Masterful intensity and a long sustained lingering taste distinguish this exciting wine. The after-taste is richly sustained with lingering pleasure that dignifies this fine wine and sets it apart as an exceptionally fine Merlot. A real treasure with excellent aging potential. At only $165.60 / case this is incredible value at $13.80 / bottle.
An amazingly fragrant peppery, smoky chocolate bouquet leads to a delicate Scotch whiskey-like aroma so typical of Cabernet. Well-balanced tastes of cedar and plum with accents of spicy anise and mint are followed by a long black cherry aftertaste. Drinking like a well-developed Bordeaux with still an edge of soft tannins that promises good longevity and increasing complexity in this exceptional rare wine, a truly unique American Treasure from Napa Valley's final 100% Ruby Cabernet harvest.
Very dark color of great clarity and depth, an intense and concentrated aroma that with airing displays a sweet cherry and sustained briary minty invitation. In the mouth, the wine is lush, vibrant and packed with intensity and concentration yet evenly balanced and smooth. Unlike other Zinfandels of intensity which are burdened with that hot, dusty nose and overblown high alcohol taste that compromise quality, this is a classic Zinfandel of beautiful power with grace. The long, smooth finish promises great maturity and is a wonderful accompaniment to dining whether alone or with royalty. Excellent drinking now - should develop and improve in bouquet and taste over 4 - 6 years. International Wine Cellar: 90-93 points


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