Red Wine United States
Nalle Zinfandel from Dry Creek Valley
What Makes This Wine Popular?
This wine is a fan favorite for its bold, fruity flavor and smooth finish! The Nalle Zinfandel from Dry Creek Valley is bursting with juicy aromas of red cherries, raspberries, and plums. On the palate, you’ll find a silky texture with hints of spice that linger on the finish. With an excellent balance of acidity and tannins, this wine drinks well now and will continue to evolve in complexity as it ages. No wonder it's so popular!
A Little Trivia
The Nalle Winery is owned by a family of five bears! The owners have been lovingly nicknamed Papa Bear, Mama Bear, Baby Bear, and the two kids: Brother and Sister Bear.
History of This Wine
Nalle Zinfandel from Dry Creek Valley was first produced in the late 1970s by the Nalle family, who had been farming in the area since the early 1900s. The family planted their first Zinfandel vines in 1977 and released their first vintage of Nalle Zinfandel in 1979. Since then, the wine has become a benchmark for quality Zinfandel from Dry Creek Valley.
Notable vintages include 1997, which was awarded a Gold Medal at the San Francisco International Wine Competition; 2004, which earned a Double Gold Medal at the same competition; and 2006, which won a Gold Medal at the California State Fair. In addition to these awards, Nalle Zinfandel has received numerous accolades over the years for its consistent quality and flavor profile.
What To Serve With This Wine?
Nalle Zinfandel from Dry Creek Valley is a full-bodied wine with intense aromas of ripe blackberry, blueberry, and plum. It has a rich and smooth texture on the palate with notes of dark chocolate, coffee, and spice. This wine pairs well with dishes like grilled steak or pork chops, roasted vegetables, and hearty pastas. It also goes great with aged cheeses such as parmesan or gouda.