With a jammy nose and a distant hint of spearmint this Portalupi 2008 Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel is very well balanced. The grapes came from a three acre plot at Oddone Vineyard in Sonoma County. This vineyard is planted with old clone Zin and mixed with 5% Petit Sirah.
The palate on this wine is jamming with black raspberry and cranberry. Mid palate found hints of mint leading to clove and finishing off with a burst of white pepper. This wine was aged in 33% new medium toasted American oak barrels. There were 546 cases produced and it sells for $26 a bottle.