2010 Waugh Cellars Dry Creek Zinfandel
Harvest Date: October 22, 2010
% Alcohol: 14.2%
Production: 240 cases
2010 was truly one of the most difficult growing seasons I have seen in my 17 vintages of being in the vineyards. Achieving balance in the juice during such a trying season is a testament to our commitment to quality fruit and quality wine. The year saw an incredibly wet Spring, followed by a cool summer and harvest was 3 to 4 weeks behind normal. Late August brought temperatures well above 100 degrees in Napa and Sonoma and for those of us who did not over thin the vineyards due to a cool growing year, were rewarded handsomely with a very late, but wonderful vintage.
The wine was put into 90% neutral oak and 10% new French oak and aged in barrel for 12 months before bottling and 8 months in the bottle before releasing to our Friends of Waugh Cellars club.