Past Vintages

Vintage:   Wine:
2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley
These old, rugged Cabernet Sauvignon vines grown on the Todd Brothers Ranch in Alexander Valley are some of our favorite vines on the property and produce a classic Bordeaux-style wine.
2007 Dry Riesling, McFadden Farm, Potter Valley
We are excited to make this kind of aromatic, minerally white wine and we feel that the combination of aromatic fruit, and rich, velvety mouthfeel in our Riesling is in keeping with the signature Dashe style that defines our line of red wines. Our first vintage in 2006 was such a success that we almost doubled our production to 430 cases in 2007.
2007 Petite Sirah, Todd Brothers Ranch, Alexander Valley
This is the first year Dashe Cellars has made a Petite Sirah from the Todd Brothers Ranch vineyard, and it is one of the darkest, most intense, and luscious wines we’ve ever made. Black-purple in color, it is certainly one of the most distinctive wines we’ve ever made!
2007 Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley
A stellar Dry Creek Zinfandel from a stellar vintage, this is a jet-black, delicious zin with loads of fruit flavors and a velvety, voluptuous texture. It has it all: balance, elegance, intensity, and complexity. We wish every vintage could be so easy to make wines as was the classic vintage of 2007.
2007 Zinfandel Late Harvest
For most of this decade we’ve made Late Harvest Zinfandels from the great Lily Hill vineyard at Bella Winery (where Mike is the consulting winemaker). The shallow, rocky soils on the steep hills of this vineyard make the vines struggle, which in turn help the vines create very concentrated, complex grapes. One of the reasons that we love this vineyard for Late Harvest zinfandel is the wonderful acidity of the grapes. Even when we wait an extra four weeks or so to harvest the grapes (the average time that we need to leave the grapes to have them turn into Late Harvest) the grapes maintain their acidity. The resulting wine is always focused and clear--it’s never cloying, and always finishes with a crisp, clean, sweet note.
2007 Zinfandel Louvau Vineyard Old Vines, Dry Creek Valley
We can never get enough of these remarkable old vine zinfandel grapes from the property of John Louvau in Dry Creek Valley. These old, gnarled, thick vines grow straight out of the rocky soil of the ancient riverbed on the “bench” of upper Dry Creek Valley, and they produce tiny quantities of jet-black, concentrated grapes.