Inspiration Dry Creek Valley Reds 3-Pack

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Mmm, yes. Quite exquisite. The brushstrokes, the attention to detail. Majestic, really.

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On first appearance it seems simple, but the artist's use of multiple reds gives the work a sense of unity without lacking individuality.

"How about these blackberries? What do you imagine they symbolize?"

Excellent question, Eunice. On this side, the blackberries are richly portrayed, but on the other side they are in smaller notes, nestled in the throngs of cedar with a hint of chocolate, and is that, hmmm, I say is that black pepper sprinkled on top? It appears it is! How fascinating.

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Features

2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley 750ml

Full bodied with soft, non-astringent tannins, rich with flavors of cassis and blackberry. As the wine opens up, it becomes richer in the glass, making this the kind of wine that you can sip & ponder for hours. What Inspiration enjoys most about their cabs, is that in their young age, you can enjoy them right away, or lay them down for several years because the fruit foundation of the wine lasts and allows for very nice aging.

Jon Phillips has been friends with grape grower Brian Gallaway, almost as long as he lived in Sonoma County. Brian’s ranch is located just outside the town of Healdsburg on West Dry Creek Road; the grapes are grown on an eastern facing hillside vineyard along the western slope of the Dry Creek Valley, producing a distinctive wine rich with warm berry flavors.
 

2010 Syrah, Dry Creek Valley 750ml

Full bodied, balanced with great acidity, you find this wine will age nicely over the next 6 to 8 years. If serving during this first year after release, decanting is recommended in order to get some air into the wine to allow it to open up. The nose is tight with notes of blackberry and chocolate. On the palate you’ll find black pepper, blackberries, cedar, and mocha.

Syrah has always been a special wine for Inspiration Vineyards because it represents the Rhône Valley, a place in France they are very fond of. Made in the tradition of a Côte Rôtie, the addition of Viognier brings out wonderful color and aromas in this wine. However, unlike its Rhône counterpart, long and warm growing seasons contribute to riper fruit that creates a wine with higher alcohol. Don’t be alarmed by the label however, after going to print, Inspiration Vineyards retested the wine and the final blend dropped .5%.


2011 Inspiration Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley 750ml

The 2011 vintage of the Dry Creek Valley Inspiration Zinfandel has aromas of Bing cherries, raspberries and a hint of cocoa   More raspberries on the palate, with a nice layer baking spices and a touch of coffee.  This wine is well-balanced and very food-friendly.​

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2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley 750ml

  • Vineyard: Gallaway Vineyard
  • Appellation: Dry Creek Valley
  • Varietal Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Harvest Date: October 8, 2009
  • Brix at Harvest: 24.0°
  • Total Acid: .66 g/L
  • pH: 3.40
  • Alcohol: 14.4%
  • Fermentation / Cellaring: Open-top fermented –
  • Aged for 40 months in European and French oak, 25% new European.
  • Bottled Date: February 11, 2013
  • Release Date: March 1, 2013
  • Cases Produced: 118
     

2010 Syrah, Dry Creek Valley 750ml

  • Vineyard: Palindrome Vineyards
  • Appellation: Dry Creek Valley
  • Varietal Blend: 92% Syrah, 8% Viognier
  • Harvest Date: October 16, 2010
  • Brix at Harvest: 24.5°
  • Total Acid: .67 g/L
  • pH: 3.66
  • Alcohol: 15.6%
  • Fermentation / Cellaring: Open-top fermented – addition of Viognier at time of fermentation. Aged for 26 months in American oak, 1/3rd new.
  • Bottled Date: February 11, 2013
  • Release Date: March 1, 2013
  • Cases Produced: 121
     

2011 Inspiration Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley 750ml

  • ​Alcohol: 13.4%

Winery Details

Inspiration Vineyards and Winery

Owner:
Barbara & Jon Phillips
Founded:
2002
Location:
Sonoma County, CA
Barbara and I moved to Sonoma County 10 years ago because of our passion for great wine.  After teaching about wine for 15 years, I was driven to follow my heart and become a wine maker.  All of our friends kept telling us we were an Inspiration because we followed our dreams.  Through hard work and determination, I was able to leave my fulltime corporate life three years ago and focus on making fantastic, balanced, food-friendly wines and offer them at a reasonable price.
 
Today, our winery produces approximately 1500 cases of wine annually; our average lot sizes are around 200 cases and can be as small at 20 cases, like our 100 year old “front yard” Zinfandel.

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