2011 Dalliance Red
In 1861 Lake County was created from parts of Napa and Mendocino counties and has since been well known
as a farming community.
In the 1870s vineyards were planted and by the early 1900s the area was already earning its reputation for
producing “The world’s greatest wines.” Prohibition forced an end to the Lake County wine production in
1920 when most of the vineyards were removed and replaced with walnut and pear orchards.
The comeback of the wine industry in Lake County began in the 1960s when a few growers rediscovered the
area’s grape growing potential and once again began planting vineyards. Today, Lake County has more than
8,800 acres of planted vineyards, a significant increase from the less than 100 acres that were planted in
1965. This area has also seen the recent establishment of several American Viticultural areas such as High
Valley and Red Hills-Lake County. We are proud to say that Lake County contains many vineyards that
support the California Wine Institute’s Code of Sustainable farming practices.
Dalliance wines come from the steep mountain slopes in Lake County, where we use sustainable farming
practices to produce the finest mountain fruit possible. Our winemakers are impassioned to create wines that
represent the best of Lake County vineyards.
Color: Deep Garnet, Purple
Aroma: Ripe cherry, Blackberry, Rich vanilla oak
Flavor: Blackberry, cinnamon spice, Vanilla
Texture: Rich, Elegant, soft tannins, nice balance with a lush finish
Total Acidity: 0.65
Residual Sugar: 0.85
Composition/Blend: 41% Zinfandel, 24% Syrah, 12% Barbera, 11% Tempranillo, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Grenache
Appellation: Lake County
Barrels: French and American Oak
Time in Barrels: 14 Months
Cases Produced: 9,000
Suggested Retail: $19.99