A. Rafanelli Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley 1996

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Classic nose of raspberry, cocoa, earth, briar, and tomato leaf. Bright with still lots of soft tannins, a bit tough even at first with some oak on the midpalate and a bit of tannin too, real fine acidity keeps it lively and the ripe almost jammy strawberry fruit is only marred by a touch of alcohol on the finish. At peak and a very classy zin, as Rafanelli almost always is, very well suited to the dinner table

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A. Rafanelli:
The Rafanelli family is now in its fourth generation of growing grapes and making wine in the Dry Creek Valley. Our winery is small and family operated. Our focus has always been on quality over quantity. At A. Rafanelli Winery, we work hard at maintaining a tradition of producing premium grapes and handcrafting world class wines. We believe that the wines are first made in the vineyard and... Read more
The Rafanelli family is now in its fourth generation of growing grapes and making wine in the Dry Creek Valley. Our winery is small and family operated. Our focus has always been on quality over quantity. At A. Rafanelli Winery, we work hard at maintaining a tradition of producing premium grapes and handcrafting world class wines. We believe that the wines are first made in the vineyard and then achieve their maximum potential through traditional winemaking practices such as open top fermentation and non-filtration. Our quaint and rustic winery sits on a knoll overlooking the scenic Dry Creek Valley and is surrounded by some of our terraced hillside vineyards. The winery consistently specializes in some of the finest Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot. Our wines are not available in any retail outlets, they can only be purchased at the winery. Read less

Editorial Reviews for A. Rafanelli Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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4.00 5
09/22/2008

Classic nose of raspberry, cocoa, earth, briar, and tomato leaf. Bright with still lots of soft tannins, a bit tough even at first with some oak on the midpalate and a bit of tannin too, real fine acidity keeps it lively and the ripe almost jammy strawberry fruit is only marred by a touch of alcohol on the finish. At peak and a very classy zin, as Rafanelli almost always is, very well suited to the dinner table




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