Dr. Loosen Blue Slate Estate Kabinett 2011
This wine makes an elegant aperitif and is an excellent match for seafood, spicy Asian cuisine and lighter dishes.
Lovely floral nose; a bit of spritz and dry, Granny Smith apple and citrus fruit flavors; bracing, clean and pure with a long, smooth finish.
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A multifaceted and highly reputable sub-region of Sonoma...
A multifaceted and highly reputable sub-region of Sonoma, Dry Creek Valley is responsible for a wide range of wine styles both red and white. The warm and welcoming appellation is home to a number of family-owned vineyards and wineries that place a strong emphasis on sustainable farming practices. One of the smallest AVAs in California, Dry Creek Valley has a winning combination of ideal geography and climate. Fertile, well-drained soils create concentrated varietal character while long, warm days bookended by cool nights allow grapes to reach full ripeness while retaining acidity and balance.
[Zinfandel] reigns supreme here, often grown on vines aged 35 to 100 or older, taking on a powerful, voluptuous character favored by fans of the variety. Sauvignon Blanc, the valley’s signature white grape, also performs exceptionally well. Many other varieties grow comfortably here, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Rhône varieties, and Italian varieties. [Petite Sirah] and [Carignan] are commonly blended with Zinfandel.