The dark shapes of old Zinfandel vines are silhouetted against the bright yellow of mustard flowers in bloom at Beason Ranch in Sonoma’s Dry Creek Valley. The first Zinfandel was planted in Dry Creek Valley in the mid-1870s, and within a decade or so it had become the dominant grape in the valley. As a result, the region holds a number of vineyards exceeding 100 years of age.
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