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A. Rafanelli Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley 2006

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An essence of power in boutique zin- big , tasty fruit and pleasing finish that will stand up to your best barbeque. The quintessential garage winery. This family operation produces wines that are always dead on!

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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
89065221,708
1.00 5
02/11/2010

This is bretty on the nose but it just adds a layer of complexity to the aromatics that express leather, soil, spice, red fruits supported by a bit of VA with top notes of cinnamon, and cooling hints of mint. On the palate this is a bit lean with a hard, taut feel to it. While it shows lots of promise in a nicely extracted style the finish is fatally marred by a metallic bitterness that lasts far too long. 78pts


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Snooth User: mrjeremyryan
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4.00 5
12/23/2008

Excellent!!


External Reviews for A. Rafanelli Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/23/2010

A Zinfandel wine from California in USA. 2006 Rafanelli, A Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley 750ml



An essence of power in boutique zin- big , tasty fruit and pleasing finish that will stand up to your best barbeque. The quintessential garage winery. This family operation produces wines that are always dead on!

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