Dutcher Crossing has been producing some of Dry Creek's most compelling Zins. The Maple Vineyard challenges winemakers to harness the potent alcohol levels almost always found in the wines. This bottling has major alcohol, but it somehow works. The wine is big and warming, but not hot, and contains no overripeness. It's a spicy, fruity, full-bodied wine that will pair magnificently with barbecue.