Valley of the Moon 2007 Sonoma County Zinfandel

Posted on November 8, 2010

Valley of the Moon Winery is one of Glen Ellen's oldest facilities, dating back to the late 19th century. After changing ownership several times in its history, Heck Estates purchased Valley of the Moon in 1997; they revamped the winery, introducing new, state-of-the-art winemaking equipment while maintaining the historical ambiance. Focusing on fruit sourced from Sonoma County, their offerings include Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Zinfandel, and Port.


Winery - Valley of the Moon Winery

Location - Glen Ellen, California

Wine - Valley of the Moon 2007 Zinfandel

Grape Varieties - Zinfandel, Petit Sirah

Appellation - Sonoma County

Alcohol - 14.5% v/v

Price -$17 USD

Nose/Aroma - Briar and allspice.

Palate/Flavors - Raspberries and blackberries with a touch of earthiness and pepper. Quite fruit forward, nice acid. Soft phenolic structure.

Food Pairing - Has a certain sweetness to it that would make it nice with dessert; maybe a medley of dark berries with a drizzle of bitter dark chocolate.

Comments - Nice wine, well balanced though it falls off a bit in the end. Great value wine, good everyday drink.