2016 Hartford Dina's Vineyard Zinfandel

96 Points -

"Medium to deep garnet-purple, the 2016 Hartford Zinfandel Dina's Vineyard comes leaping forth from the glass with arresting, gorgeous floral scents of violets, lavender and roses with a core of cherry cordial, blueberry compote, blackberry tart and dried mulberries plus wafts of spice box and and dark chocolate. Full, firm and with a racy line of freshness lifting the concentrated fruit, it finishes very long with tons of mineral, floral and spicy layers." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, October 2018

Dina's Zinfandel
$60
QTY

Tasting Notes

The 2016 Dina’s Vineyard Zinfandel shows deep, dark color along with highly focused ripe blackberry, floral and anise aromas that transition into cocoa, blackberry and blueberry flavors. The big, dense, tannin structure of the wine is balanced by the high fruit intensity and bright acidity making it a wine that shows well today and will age and improve for years to come.

Historic Acclaim

2016: "Extraordinary" 96 Points Robert Parker's The 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 by the Arata family more than 100 years ago. Today, only about ten acres of gnarled, dry-farmed vines remain at the original Arata homesite. The vines, predominantly head-trained, are 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. A deep, dark color and dense, broad texture are all typical indicators of Dina's Vineyard terroir.

Wine Details

Oak: 100% French oak, 47% new
Time in oak: 13 months
Alcohol: 14.9%
TA: 6.8 g/L
pH: 3.43
Cases produced: 257
Unfined and unfiltered