It was a lazy evening. We decided to eat out, relax a bit and enjoy a glass or two of good wine. The wine we chose was Perry Creek Winery 2041 Altitude Zinfandel. This wine was the perfect compliment with our dinner and conversation.
Perry Creek Winery was established near Fairplay, California in the El Dorado Wine Region in 1989. For those of you who aren’t familiar with this area, Fair Play is in the heart of the foothills of the Sierra Mountains in El Dorado County, California. It is nothing short of spectacular, especially in the spring.
This region’s wine industry was born out of the Gold Rush era. In the early 1900s, economic conditions and prohibition, along with the depression, caused the wine industry in this area to collapse and disappear. The El Dorado region was rediscovered as an ideal wine grape growing area in the mid-1960s. The soil and the climate again proved to be ideal for producing high-quality wines. It took the opening of Boeger Winery in 1973 before El Dorado was established once again, but this time as an important wine growing region in the Pacific North West. This area now offers up wine as the new gold of today.
This is what the winemaker has to say about their Perry Creek Winery 2041 Altitude Zinfandel:
“This award-winning, voluptuous Zinfandel resounds with ripe raspberries and Bing cherries on the nose while the palate is notably rich, delivering flavors of velvety chocolate-covered cherries, cola, cedar, and a hint of eucalyptus. A herbaceous finish adds to the complexity and deliciousness of this crowd-pleasing wine. Its grapes were grown at a high altitude (2,401 feet) to create structure and finesse. American and French Oak aging have preserved the luxurious fruit flavors of this incredible vintage. The wine has enough body to pair with pot roast or steak while being light and fruity enough to have with baked chicken dishes or a fall vegetable stew.”
Aside from the fact that I enjoyed this wine, the fun part about this discovery is one of their tasting rooms is just a few miles from my home. How awesome is that?! In fact, that location has quite a few wine tasting rooms making it a very cool place to visit.
Time for a glass…
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