2015 Russian River Valley Zinfandel - Gehricke Wines

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Raspberry preserve, pepper shaker, bruised strawberry. Blueberry muffin, manzanita bark, red apple skin. Plumeria blossoms and rosemary bush, pure vanilla extract and crushed clove. Soft, round, and dusty with a slight hint of candied sweetness. Like plopping down on the couch with a pack of Good & Plenty and Swedish Fish plus a large Cherry Slushie and watching your favorite new superhero flick. This 2015 Russian River Valley Zinfandel by Gehricke Wines is a friendly, cheerful, carefree couch slurper.

There is a time and a place for hauntingly deep and complex wine, but occasionally it's nice to not think so much about what's in the glass and just enjoy. Whether you're out grabbing drinks with with friends, picnicking at a summer concert, or even just chilling at home watching Netflix sometimes it's better to simply relax and sip some yum juice. This 2015 RRV Zinfandel by Gehricke Wines was designed for moments like these. Sourced from the famous Ponzo Vineyard just south of Healdsburg in Sonoma County, this bottling combines old vine Zinfandel with a touch of Petite Sirah. It is approachable and forward with heaping gops of chewy ripe fruit. There is just enough structure here to hold things together and the "California dry" finish is sure to please a crowd. Widely distributed and relatively easy to find this Gehricke Zin is perfect for your next beach day or barbeque.