Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2017 Dry Creek Vineyard Heritage Vines Zinfandel Sonoma County – Bottle Notes

Dry Creek Vineyard was founded in 1972 by David S. Stare. Kim Stare Wallace now runs the winery and Tim Bell is the winemaker. Dry Creek Vineyard makes a wide array of wines but is certainly best know for it’s Zinfandel program.

Violet in color. 14.8% ABV. 77% Zinfandel, 21% Petite Sirah and 2% Carignane. Gorgeous, perfumed nose of brambly red and black fruits, flowers, licorice and white pepper. Full bodied with juicy acidity. Delicious, Claret style Zinfandel. Blackberry, raspberry liqueur and pepper on the palate. Exceptional length on the finish. One of the better Zins on the market at the $15 price point. Best over the next 2-4 years.

My rating: 91 points.

Although not quite on par with the best values like Carlisle Sonoma County and Turly Old Vines the Dry Creek Vineyard Heritage Vines Zin compares well with the Ravenswood Appellation Zins and Seghesio Sonoma County. Give it a try!

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