Dashe Cellars Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley 2005
PRODUCTION NOTES Varietals: 99% Zinfandel, 1% Petite Syrah Appellation: Dry Creek Valley Sonoma County Alcohol: 14.8% by vol. Time in oak: 14 months Oak: French; 20% new Production: 301 cases, 750mL Release date: October 1, 2007 Sugg. retail price: $32.00 bottle, 750mL Optimum time for consumption: 2007-2015 TASTING NOTES Color: Dark purple Aroma: Black raspberry, cassis, black cherry, lavender, clove, black pepper. Taste: Complex blend of black raspberry and cherry fruit, lavender, anise, clove spice, velvety texture, very full-bodied with round chalky tannins, long sweet finish of black raspberry fruit and spice.
Liquid rasberries. Pour over haggen daz or slurp out of gothic girlfriends belly button and fulfill her fetish of blood play without risk of HIV and having to look depressed emo for work on Monday.
Classic DCV zin. Very much a medium-bodied style that is full of cranberry and raspberry fruit with dust and spice.
A great wine price right! Geat structure,balance,full of fruit. a must try! Don't sleep on this one!
Four and a half glasses
External Reviews for Dashe Cellars Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley
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Rustic and ripe, with dried cherry and licorice aromas and hardy plum, blueberry, roasted sage and cracked pepper flavors. Drink now through 2012.
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Dark, ripe and juicy, with plush blackberry, black cherry, anise, earth and mineral flavors that turn smooth and sophisticated.
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