A. Rafanelli Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley 2005

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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.

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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

Member Reviews for A. Rafanelli Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley

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Snooth User: Winelyman
23798115
4.00 5
08/19/2009

For the price you simply can't beat the Rafanelli product line. Consistently crowd pleasers. This wine is a lovely Zin, not following in the footsteps of other Zin masters by over maturing/over extracting the fruit.


Snooth User: efaustian
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4.50 5
01/20/2009

This was a fantastic year for Rafanelli. the wine for me has the bright fruit good earth and not the heavy alcohol that you find in some Zins. We have this with grilled prime rib steaks!


Snooth User: VinoceSux
9142554
4.00 5
10/07/2008

Four glasses


External Reviews for A. Rafanelli Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/23/2010

A Zinfandel wine from California in USA. 2005 Rafanelli, A Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley 750ml


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
09/29/2008

An essence of power in boutique zin - big, richly fruity, peppery, soft, generous, medium-bodied wine with excellent depth and balance. Plenty of sweet black-cherry/raspberry, vanillin-tinged fruit slides over the palate with no bumps or bruises.



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.

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