Grist Vineyard | Joseph Jewell Wines
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Grist Vineyard

Dry Creek Valley

Resting majestically 1000 feet above sea level at the top of Bradford Mountain, the Grist Vineyard in Dry Creek Valley is where we source our award-winning zinfandel.

2018 Grist Vineyard Zinfandel bottle shot

2018 Grist Vineyard Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley

TASTING NOTES: The rich, volcanic soils provide the base for the incredible concentration of flavor that the grapes from the Grist Vineyard showcase in the glass. We find this wine to be where power and elegance meet–a special offering of delicious bramble fruits, spicy aromas, and a full mouthfeel that is sure to please. A wine that beckons with aromas of tart cranberry, candied raspberry, baked cherry pie, candied orange peel, cured salami, clove, tingling wormwood, and hints of Chartreuse spices. The palate is equally alluring, with a lighter-bodied mouthfeel and grippy tannins headlined by flavors of orange blossom, black raspberry, fresh cranberry, dried leather, and alfalfa. A true Pinot lovers’ Zinfandel.


92 Points – Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Tart, tannic, youthful and powerful, this balanced red wine offers understated elegance and delicate texture, its fruit defined in sanguine currant and plum. Sleek and soft on the palate, it leads to an integrated finish of baking spice, toasted oak and leather

-Virginie Boone, Wine Critic

The vineyard, planted in 1974, consists of red volcanic soils and receives lots of direct sunlight, which gives the grapes grown here mineral complexity and deceptive intensity.

The property is owned and farmed by the Hambrecht Family. In order to ensure even ripening, which is difficult with Zinfandel, owner Woody regularly drops unripe clusters and maintains the crop production to a miserly two tons per acre, which ensures overall quality.

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