Hanging Out in Wine Creek Ranch

I dug deep into my cellar for tonight’s wine. We haven’t been drinking much Zinfandel lately as I noted last week, but I’ve been craving it and I have a ton of bottles gathering dust in my basement. Plus, the weather is FINALLY showing signs of warming up, so my tastes will soon change from spicy reds to crisp refreshing whites…which I’ve already been dabbling in the last 2 weeks.  Tonight I chose the 2005 Quivira Wine Creek Ranch Zinfandel.  It had a real cork closure, clocked in at 14.5% alcohol by volume, and cost me $30 in a clun shipment.

On the nose I found juicy blackberries, fresh cracked black pepper, vanilla, spice, black currants, dark brambly fruit, and earth.  I found the nose to be very aromatic.  In the mouth I got flavors of tart blackberries, black cherry, spice, a hint of strawberry, and chocolate.  The fruit showed a ripe and the wine is definitely ready to drink…smooth and integrated, drink up soon!