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Tasting Notes

Structured and full-bodied, Bear Flag Zinfandel has spicy character complemented by jammy, dark fruit flavors reminiscent of blueberry pie. Notes of toasted oak and vanilla combine to create a plush mouthfeel and lingering finish.

Blueberry

Vanilla

Toast

Our Winemaking Philosophy

The majority of our grapes are sourced from the Dry Creek Valley, one of the most renowned Zinfandel growing areas in California. The Dry Creek Valley’s daytime heat and cool, calm nights enable Zinfandel to develop bold fruit characteristics along with hints of spice and complexity that is unique to the region. Additional Zinfandel and Petite Sirah from iconic vineyards above Sonoma Valley was added to the final blend, adding dark fruit character and balanced structure.

Sonoma County is like a handprint. Each digit is a unique grape growing region.
Aaron Piotter,
Bear Flag Winemaker

Awards & Accolades

92 PTS
Bear Flag Sonoma County Zinfandel 2015
Wine Spectator

"Plump and piquant, with expressive blackberry and orange zest aromas and lots of personality, accenting smoky cracked pepper and black olive flavors that build toward zesty tannins. Drink now through 2022. 11,000 cases made."

- November 2017
93 PTS
Bear Flag Sonoma County Zinfandel 2015
The Tasting Panel

"...with classic Zin aromas of peppered nettle and blueberry tart, the palate is rich, dense and forward. This plucky zin shows brightness, with a rustic, textured mouthfeel."

- September 2017
91 PTS
Bear Flag Sonoma County Zinfandel 2015
Wine Enthusiast

"This wine pays homage to a historic revolt in Sonoma in 1846. Waves of dark cherry and vanilla surround a strong core of integrated oak and supple texture in this well-made wine. Ripe, full-bodied and well-balanced, this wine will please many a palate with ease."

- February 2018