Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

New Releases from Kreck Wines

Kreck Wines was founded in 2016 by Jeremy and Mindy Kreck. Jeremy Kreck is the winemaker and grew up farming grapes on his family’s Alexander Valley ranch. Mindy is a graphic designer and has crafted the Kreck packaging in homage to the heritage and legacy of the vineyards in which they source fruit. The focus at Kreck is old vine Zinfandel from historic vineyards.

2017 Kreck Wines Old Vine Zinfandel Del Barba Vineyard – The vineyard is situated in Oakley and the vines date back 130 years. Dark crimson in color. 14.7% ABV. Pretty nose of black fruits, citrus, peach and spice. Medium body with mouth watering acidity. Blackberry, salmonberry, spiced plums and pepper on the palate. Exceptional length on the finish. Charming Zinfandel from a heritage vineyard. Best over the next 2-4 years. $44 at the winery and retail. My rating: 93 points.

2017 Kreck Wines Old Vine Zinfandel Teldeschi Vineyard – Teldeschi Vineyard is located in the Dry Creek Valley and dates back to the 1890’s.  Crimson in color. 15.5% ABV. Big nose of spicy red fruits, vanilla and white pepper. Medium body with strong acidity and a touch of heat on the palate. Lighter in style but powerful nonetheless. Flavors of raspberry liqueur, strawberries, cocoa and pepper. Excellent length on the finish. Delicious Zinfandel that could use a year or two in the cellar. Best over the next 4-6 years. $44 at the winery and retail. My rating: 91 points.

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Reviews based on samples provided by the winery.

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