Dashe Cellars Zinfandel Potter Valley l'Enfant Terrible Mcfadden Farms 2008

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This has a huge nose with top notes of violets over deep black plum, slight prune, and spicy hints of chocolate and vanilla with a core of savory e... Read more

Nice Dry Creek Zin. Smmoth long finish, nice fruit, mouthfeel, complexity. Read more

Pours a deep dark purple color. Lots of dark fruit scents such as prunes, plums and raisins along with some vanilla. Starts off with plenty of sw... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Dashe Cellars Zinfandel Potter Valley l'Enfant Terrible Mcfadden Farms

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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4.50 5
03/18/2010

This has a huge nose with top notes of violets over deep black plum, slight prune, and spicy hints of chocolate and vanilla with a core of savory elements that recall herbal dried black olives. Lightly sweet on entry this has plenty of acidity to keep the wine lively and lovely ripe tannins that help break up the sweetness. It’s a light, fresh style of dessert wine with a balance akin to fresh fruit making it easy to drink. It’s a bit simpler on the palate than on the nose but is full of briary, tobacco edge plummy and dried berry fruit that yields to a lightly sweet finish balanced by drying tannins. 91pts


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Snooth User: basilwino
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3.50 5
11/07/2010

Nice Dry Creek Zin. Smmoth long finish, nice fruit, mouthfeel, complexity.


Snooth User: steve16046
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4.00 5
05/18/2012

Pours a deep dark purple color. Lots of dark fruit scents such as prunes, plums and raisins along with some vanilla. Starts off with plenty of sweet plum and raisin flavors hitting the palate. In the middle there is more dark fruit and an undertone of some vanilla and dare I say chocolate? On the back end, more dark fruits with an underlying vanilla and oak. Very well structured with nice tannic presence, but not overly done. A nice moderately lingering taste on the palate. At the price, certainly a fantastic value, one of the best Zin values.


4.50 5
11/30/2011

Beautiful bouquet on the nose with lavendar, raspberry, blackberry, & a hint of spice. Boldly berry on the palate with some vanilla. Firm tannins, balanced acidity. Delicious.

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External Reviews for Dashe Cellars Zinfandel Potter Valley l'Enfant Terrible Mcfadden Farms

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Source: Prime Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

A first-rate Zin that shows the variety's briary power, unleashing a tidal wave of wild forest berry, plum, licorice, leather, chocolate and pepper spice flavors wrapped into sturdy tannins. Lip-smackingly good.


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Source: Prime Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Bright red. Lively raspberry and cherry aromas are deepened by dark chocolate and smoky minerals. Sweet red berry flavors gain depth and richness with air, picking up bitter cherry pit and mocha on the back end. Chewy tannins add grip to the moderately long, sweet finish.


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Source: Prime Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

In a good vintage, which '05 was, Dashe's Dry Creek Zin defines the appellation's style. Very dry, tannic and acidic, the wine offers a rich array of wild blackberries and cherries, peppery spices, and earthy, savory notes of Tabasco, root beer, sautéed Portobellos splashed with balsamic vinegar and espresso. Will develop over the next five years.


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Source: Prime Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Fresh and juicy, displaying raspberry and spicy vanilla aromas. The flavors are ripe yet elegant, with jammy wild berry and sage flavors. Drink now through 2012.


External Review
Source: Prime Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

The 2005 Zinfandel Dry Creek (blended with 5% Petite Sirah) is both a beauty and a superb value. A deep ruby/purple color as well as aromas of raspberries, cherries, pepper, and roasted herbs are found in this impeccably well-made, medium to full-bodied, lush, tasty Zin. It should provide plenty of pleasure over the next 2-3 years.


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05/20/2011

Dashe Cellars Zinfandel Dry Creek 2008 750ML


External Review
02/17/2011

Color: Reddish-purple. Aroma: Black raspberry, black cherry, cassis, mineral, chocolate, black pepper, clove. Taste: Black raspberry, cassis, and concentrated black cherry fruit, chocolate, clove spice, good acidity, velvety texture on the mid-palate, complex, long sweet finish of black cherry fruit, licorice, and peppery spice. - Winery


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Ratings & Tags for Dashe Cellars Zinfandel Potter Valley l'Enfant Terrible Mcfadden Farms

142448 Snooth User: drsint
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3.00 5
08/28/2011

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Winemaker's Notes:

We used our special custom-made gridded tanks to ferment the wines. These tanks, outfitted with stainless-steel grids that can be raised or lowered on top of the crushed grapes, allow us to submerge the cap of grape skins beneath the surface of the fermenting wine. We extract color, body, and complexity from the grapes without extracting too much of the drying tannins found in the seeds. The result are intense and complex wines that feel velvety and round on the tongue rather than harsh or tannic. As is our tradition, we conducted the fermentation using only the natural yeast population on the grapes. During fermentation the temperature was allowed to get up to 88º F, to aid in the extraction of color and flavor. At dryness, the wine was gently pressed in a membrane press and pumped to older 60-gallon French oak barrels. The wine was aged for 12 months, and was racked about every three months up to tank and then back down to barrel to clarify the wine and aid in its development. In our blending trials, we decided the wine was superb on its own, and did not blend anything else to interfere with the intense, lovely fruit.

Tasting Notes:

Strawberry jam, black raspberry, chocolate, clove spice, long persistent finish of strawberry and black raspberry fruit, sweet chocolate and spice.

We used our special custom-made gridded tanks to ferment the wines. These tanks, outfitted with stainless-steel grids that can be raised or lowered on top of the crushed grapes, allow us to submerge the cap of grape skins beneath the surface of the fermenting wine. We extract color, body, and complexity from the grapes without extracting too much of the drying tannins found in the seeds. The result are intense and complex wines that feel velvety and round on the tongue rather than harsh or tannic. As is our tradition, we conducted the fermentation using only the natural yeast population on the grapes. During fermentation the temperature was allowed to get up to 88º F, to aid in the extraction of color and flavor. At dryness, the wine was gently pressed in a membrane press and pumped to older 60-gallon French oak barrels. The wine was aged for 12 months, and was racked about every three months up to tank and then back down to barrel to clarify the wine and aid in its development. In our blending trials, we decided the wine was superb on its own, and did not blend anything else to interfere with the intense, lovely fruit.

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392 cases produced.

Aged 12 months in French Oak.

Chemical Analysis:

Alcohol: 14.8%

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