2018 Hartford Dina's Vineyard Zinfandel

96 POINTS -

"The 2018 Zinfandel Dina's Vineyard is bright, perfumed, and incredibly gracious. There is plenty of energy, but the Dina's has a weightless feel that gives energy and a real feeling of finesse. A wine of precision and nuance, the Dina's hits all the right notes. It is such a gorgeous and expressive wine." - Antonio Galloni, Vinous, April, 2020

Dina's Zinfandel
$60
QTY

Tasting Notes

The 2018 Dina’s Vineyard Zinfandel shows deep, dark color along with focused ripe blackberry, floral and anise aromas that transition into cocoa, blackberry, and blueberry flavors. The bright acidity speaks to its’ cool climate site, with dense tannin structure balanced by high fruit intensity. This is a wine that shows well today and will age and improve for years to come.

 

Historic Acclaim

2017: "As good as it gets" 97 Points Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com

2017: "Outstanding" 95 Points Antonio Galloni, Vinous

2017: "Outstanding" 94 Points Tim Fish, Wine Spectator

2017: "Outstanding" 93 Points Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker Wine Advocate

2016: "Extraordinary" 96 Points Robert Parker Wine Advocate

2015: "Outstanding" 94 points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

2014 “Extraordinary” 96 Points Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate

2014 “Outstanding” 92 points Antonio Galloni, Vinous

2013: "Outstanding" 94 points Antonio Galloni, Vinous

2012: "Outstanding" 91 points Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar

2012: "Outstanding" 90 points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

2011: "Outstanding" 93 points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

2011: "Outstanding" 92 points Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar

2011: "Outstanding" 92 points Wine Enthusiast

2010: "Outstanding" 93+ points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

2010: "Outstanding" 91 points Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar

2009: "Outstanding" 94 points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

2009: "Outstanding" 93 points Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar

2008: "Outstanding" 92 points Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar

2006: "Outstanding" 94 points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

2004: "Outstanding" 90 points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

2003: "Outstanding" 93 points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

Vineyard & Vintage Character

Dina's Vineyard was planted more than 100 years ago by Italian immigrants who settled in the Russian River Valley. Today, only about ten acres of gnarled, dry-farmed vines remain at their original homesite. The vines are predominantly head-trained and planted on the typical eight-by-eight spacing, originally intended to allow horses to cultivate between the vines in both directions of the vineyard planting. Deep and dark color, bright acidity and elegant texture are all typical indicators of Dina's Vineyard terroir.

Wine Details

Oak: 100% French oak, 30% new
Time in oak: 9 months
Alcohol: 14.9%
TA: 7.2 g/L
pH: 3.34
Cases produced: 295
Unfined and unfiltered

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