Enjoy this poizin with caution; it is The Wine to Die for!
Inky black in color, our 2016 Dry Creek Zinfandel is bold with seductive aromas of plum, sweet raspberry, and smoky oak. A full-bodied, supple wine of red-vine licorice, anise, and blackberry jam, it screams Zinfandel! The Syrah in the blend contributes black pepper, racy acidity and firm structure, giving this wine a complex and rustic personality. Moderate oak aging contributes hints of clove and smoke. Approachable, balanced and a little crazy, this wine is purely intoxicating.
Harvest Dates: From September 10th through October 13th 2016
Grape Varieties: 90% Zinfandel, 10% Petite Sirah
Barrel Aging: 10 months in our devilish proprietary blend of French, Eastern European and American Oak
The tradition continues: Join the Cousins and Foley families and our talented team who are making the finest wines in our legendary history. We source only the finest grapes from many of the most coveted vineyards and dedicated growers. Our small lot vineyard designated wines include: Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from Gap’s Crown Vineyard (Gap’s Crown). Chardonnay from Durell Vineyard (Sonoma Coast), Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon from Stuhlmuller Vineyard (Alexander Valley), Pinot Noir and Zinfandel from Parmelee-Hill Vineyard (Sonoma Coast), Zinfandel from Maple Vineyards (Dry Creek Valley), Zinfandel from Gold Mine Ranch (Dry Creek Valley), Zinfandel from Italo’s Vineyard (Alexander Valley), Pinot Noir from Castelli-Knight Vineyard (Russian River Valley), Sauvignon Blanc and Sauvignon Mosque from our family owned Redwood Ranch and our estate vineyard field blend Il Campo, a delicious combination of Zinfandel, Petite Syrah, Alicante, and Carignan.
While we make seriously great wine, we are not afraid to have a good time. With that said – we produce PoiZin “The wine to die for” a zinfandel you’ll never forget. Please come by and try our incomparable wines while enjoying the expansive view of the Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys.
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FedEx Ground: Monday, October 29th - Wednesday, October 31st
@Winedavid49 Maple Vineyard is an incredible old-vine, Dry-farmed vineyard located in the heart of Dry Creek Valley. The oldest Block was planted in 1910 and we still make wine from it today. A lot of history and traditions come from that vineyard, besides some of the tastiest fruit ever. About 60% of the PoiZin comes from Maple Vineyards in this vintage.
@DickL definitely a typo. There is no Syrah in the blend only Petite Sirah. There are multiple versions of Poizin. This one is our “Dry Creek Valley” version, but there is also a “California” version that mostly comes from grapes in the Lodi AVA. Check the back label to find the different AVA’s. Cheers.
@ArmidaWinemaker@DickL thank you for clarifying. My local Ralph’s carries the “silver” label Poizin and it states California and bottled in Middleton. Honestly, not a big fan. Can you speak to the difference in style for both poizins? Also, how many cases of each are bottled? Thank You!
@DickL@losthighwayz the “California” silver Poizin is more of a “value” brand than the classic red Dry Creek Valley Poizin. I make about 5,000 cases of both wines each year. That’s a HUGE amount for our small family winery, but definitely smaller than what you’ll find on the grocery shelves. The “California” Poizin is made in a more appealing style for the masses, while the Dry Creek Poizin is a more serious wine, made from incredible heritage vineyards. I always try to keep the alcohol and sugar low, and keep acidity and mouthfeel high.
@radiolysis “customer confusion” is a real issue that marketing and sales has to deal with. For me, I just make the best wine that I can possible and let the consumers and wine critics debate about “styles and flavors.” I think that both wines are incredible…depending on your setting. For example I would gladly drink the “California” Poizin on its own for a happy-hour cocktail and then pair the “Dry Creek” Poizin with a juicy burger or steak.
@ArmidaWinemaker Okay, that makes it clear (both questions). I expect the Dry Creek Valley Poizin would be more to my liking. And since I’m way east of CA in IL, I don’t expect I’ll see any of the Dry Creek in a local store. In for a case. (That’s the neat thing about casemates-- it lets me get access to things that otherwise I’d have to go to the winery, or at lest to CA, to get.)
…AND apparently FedEx will extend that HOLD for 10-14 days BEYOND the initial HOLD.
The FedEx app’s REQUEST VACATION HOLD feature did not work for me because the shipping address was not “registered “ and the app would not allow me to add it. BUT I phoned directly to my “FedEx Wine Store”, as we like to call it, and the agent cheerfully accepted my request. Not certain of how long they will extend HOLD, and might depend on location.
@greinstein@InFrom Yes…it takes creating an account, but after that hassle, you can access/create all your holds from the App/Interweb via your computer or cell phone. Very convenient, have been using it for over a year and love it. One thing I capitalized on (at least here in Olympia, WA) is getting to know your local FedEx store employees by first name and sight…they bend over backwards for me, holding stuff beyond the “hold date” because they know when I’ll be back to pick up packages, etc.
Another alternative is to have it delivered to your neighbor, assuming you’re in good standing! It’s an option with FedEx.
@Allieroon@greinstein@InFrom@jeffreywsnyder that isn’t consistent with the FedEx policy in CA or WA. The rule has always been explained to me that it needs to be an adult (21+) whose ID shows that they live at the delivery address in order to pick up a HAL.