The SIMI 2011 Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel is a wine Susan Lueker, Director of Winemaker Operations at SIMI Winery, takes a lot of pride in making. Not only is Zinfandel her favorite varietal, but she has known the growers of the fruit for 20 years and had the pleasure of working with them to craft beautiful wines, starting in the vineyard. When the fruit has reached its perfect ripeness, the vineyard is handpicked and delivered to the winery. It then goes into open top fermenters, which gently extract the color, aromatics and tannins. We don’t leave the fruit in contact with the skins for too long in order to maintain the balance of the wine. We hope you can taste the attention to detail that goes into crafting this wine.