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Dashe Todd Brothers Ranch Old Vines Alexander Valley Zinfandel 2009

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Earthy and a touch reduced on the nose with a rather old world feel. The old world feel extends to the entry as well, showing lovely density with bright acidity, and a powerful if a bit compressed mid-palate that shows super black cherry fruit and fine nuanced oak that remained totally in the background. This is firm and perhaps a touch short but in a classic claret style. 91 points

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Varietal: Zinfandel
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Dashe Cellars:
A Marriage Of Ideas Founded by the husband and wife winemaking team of Michael and Anne Dashe, we are a family-run artisan winery. Focused on crafting small allotments of Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petite Syrah wines, Dashe Cellars marries techniques from California and the great winemaking regions of France. The results are complex, sensuous red wines that capture the charm and ... Read more
A Marriage Of Ideas Founded by the husband and wife winemaking team of Michael and Anne Dashe, we are a family-run artisan winery. Focused on crafting small allotments of Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petite Syrah wines, Dashe Cellars marries techniques from California and the great winemaking regions of France. The results are complex, sensuous red wines that capture the charm and personality of top Sonoma vineyards in the Dry Creek and Alexander valleys. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Dashe Todd Brothers Ranch Old Vines Alexander Valley Zinfandel

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065218,659
4.50 5
03/20/2013

Earthy and a touch reduced on the nose with a rather old world feel. The old world feel extends to the entry as well, showing lovely density with bright acidity, and a powerful if a bit compressed mid-palate that shows super black cherry fruit and fine nuanced oak that remained totally in the background. This is firm and perhaps a touch short but in a classic claret style. 91 points


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065218,659
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 01/01/2012

Tight on the nose and a little minty, with slow to open notes of bittersweet chocolate, toasty oak, blackberry fruit and some fennel. Pretty rich on entry and dense, though with very good balance that allows the slow to unwind core of black cherry and boysenberry fruit to drape itself across the palate. The tannins here are very polished, lending this a velvety yet dense feel. The back end turns quite chocolaty before the oak spice takes over on the moderately long and slightly black berried finish. This needs decanting or some time in the bottle. 88pts


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Snooth User: Amanda Schuster
8703411,975
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 01/16/2012

A very pretty Zin. The dark fruits are balanced with floral aromas and deep tannins. The flavors swirl around in a flourish playing off each other nicely. I like the fresh mintiness that washes in and out to smooth out its concentrated fruitiness and bitter notes.

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