Day 2016 Grist Vineyard Zinfandel

$ 43.99

Winemaker Notes

Named for the old grist mill that was found on the property, Grist sits pretty at 1000 ft. elevation on Bradford Mountain in the Dry Creek Valley AVA. The site was originally planted 100 years ago, and has since been replanted in the early 1970s. The iron rich, red volcanic Boomer Loam soil results in low yields and concentrated wines. Vines are planted on St. George rootstock. Farming here is CCOF Organic.

Critical Acclaim

JD 92
Jeb Dunnuck
In the same ballpark, the 2016 Zinfandel Grist Vineyard comes from a site in the Dry Creek Valley. It’s a medium-bodied, fresh, seamless beauty that has classic, exotic even, aromas of strawberries, plums, blood orange, and incense. Like the other releases here, it’s impeccably balanced, has a seamless texture, and a great finish.
WW 92
Wilfred Wong of
COMMENTARY: I have followed the winemaking exploits of Ehren Jordan. The Day wines are some of the best wines he has brought into the market. The 2016 Day Grist Vineyard Zinfandel packs plenty but stays elegant into the finish. TASTING NOTES: This wine is explosive and upright. Enjoy its aromas and flavors of blackberries and oak with grilled beef. (Tasted: May 13, 2019, San Francisco, CA)