Florence Vineyard

With a remarkable pedigree and an iconic clone, Florence Vineyard on the northern tip of Dry Creek Valley is a stellar recent addition to the Dashe Cellars portfolio of vineyards, and the source for the winery’s newest single-vineyard Zinfandel. Planted in 2002, and farmed by legendary grower Jack Florence, the vines on this well-draining, rocky riverbed vineyard were cultivated from cuttings of the St. Peters Church clone taken from Jack’s famous Rockpile Ranch. To force the vines to compete, Jack applies more European techniques, including close vine spacing to decrease yields and increase complexity. Though still relatively youthful, these vines are producing vibrantly flavored fruit with intense floral aromatics and flavors of chocolate, raspberry, clove and spice.