"Bravo for this graceful, beautifully balanced wine." - LA Times, August 29, 2001

Excerpted from The Los Angeles Times
© Copyright 2001 The Los Angeles Times

Wine of the Week - 1998 Nalle Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel
by S. Irene Virbila

Here's an elegant example of what Zinfandel is capable of when a winemaker has the courage to go after finesse rather than power and high alcohol. It's a wine to enjoy with food, an idea which seems not to have occurred to all those Zinfandel producers intent on making the biggest, baddest, most concentrated juice known to man.

Bravo for this graceful, beautifully balanced wine. Tasting of berries and spice, it's particularly well matched with the bright, fresh flavors of contemporary cuisine. Also look for the even more elegant 1999, which is trickling into the market now.