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Holdredge Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2006

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

This offers up a decidedly dark fruit profile on the nose with hints of sour plum, earth and deep brambly fruit. Very spicy and complex with notes of leather, gunflint, tar and spice all adding complexity. Rich and polished in the mouth with a fine, elegant feel. There is a real vibrancy to the deep, plush blackberry fruit that has great briar, earth, and black spice accents. Really fine intensity and balance though the tannins gain prominence on the finish. This retains admirable purity considering the weight and the power. 93pts

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Region: USA » California » Sonoma Valley

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Winery: Holdredge Wines
Color: Red
Varietal: Zinfandel
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Holdredge Wines:
Holdredge Wines is a small, family owned and operated winery in the Russian River Valley of Healdsburg, California. We produce only small lots from vineyards we feel reflect the quality and diversity of Sonoma County's appellations. We also grow Pinot Noir and Syrah in our family's vineyard in the Russian River Valley. Both our farming practices and our winemaking philosophy emphasize a personal, hand-crafted approach.
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Editorial Reviews for Holdredge Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,461
4.50 5
11/17/2008

This offers up a decidedly dark fruit profile on the nose with hints of sour plum, earth and deep brambly fruit. Very spicy and complex with notes of leather, gunflint, tar and spice all adding complexity. Rich and polished in the mouth with a fine, elegant feel. There is a real vibrancy to the deep, plush blackberry fruit that has great briar, earth, and black spice accents. Really fine intensity and balance though the tannins gain prominence on the finish. This retains admirable purity considering the weight and the power. 93pts


External Reviews for Holdredge Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

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Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
08/14/2010

A clear example of why Dry Creek Valley is considered Zin country. Ripe and distinctly spicy on the nose, with deep briary notes accented with hints of clay and pepper, this wine explodes across the palate with rich flavors of fresh cherry and blackberry fruit in an exceptionally well-balanced package that is the embodiment of elegant Zinfandel.



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