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Dashe Zinfandel Dry Creek 2010

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Color: Black-purple, with reddish hues. Aroma: Black cherry, blackberry, chocolate, black pepper, cassis, mineral. Taste: Black raspberry and black cherry, mixed with chocolate, licorice, clove spice. Extremely balanced with good acidity, wonderful viscous velvety texture on the mid-palate, complex, long sweet finish of black cherry fruit, and peppery spice.

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Winery: Dashe Cellars  
Color: Red
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
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Editorial Reviews for Dashe Zinfandel Dry Creek

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065212,762
4.50 5
03/20/2013

A little nutty on the nose and somewhat compressed, with wooly fruit and earthy yeast notes. Wow—this shows some super-refined tannins, and while this is a little dense it remains elegant and balanced, with a hint of orange peel and baking spice accenting the high-toned, almost boyseneberry fruit that extends over the long finish. 91 points


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065212,762
4.50 5
11/02/2013

50 yo vines in Geyserville Deep, earthy, and sharply mineral on the nose with crushed toasty black currant fruit, black raspberry fruit accented by notes of graham cracker and a little peppery spice. Deep and earthy in the mouth as well with real richness but a lean and firm character supported by super ripe tannins and fine, bright acidity. Upright in the mouth and structured like a skyscraper with lovely Zin berry fruit framed with brambly accents. Structured and powerful but superbly balance, with the structural framework just wrapped up in clear black cherry and black raspberry fruit. Unusual to find a wine with such height and breadth, yet one that is transparent in the mouth. 94pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065212,762
4.00 5
08/07/2012

Lots of blackberry fruit here along with floral tones and a decidedly herbal, spicy green top note. There is very nicely used wood here adding a floor of vanilla and butterscotch to the bouquet. Smooth, creamy, almost medium-bodied but rather chewy at the same time, this is not a bruiser but is rather well packed with stuff. The fruit is a bit darker on the palate showing some boysenberry and liquory cherry notes along with some gentle gingerbread spice, all wrapped up in slightly firm and drying tannins and underlain by good, juicy acidity. The finish is moderately long and a bit tannic today with some spicy wood notes, but the fruit powers through it all, popping on the finale with juicy wild cherry notes. This needs time to settle down, give it 12-18 months. 90pts


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Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,202
3.50 5
08/02/2012

Nice acidity and balanced well with the flavors and tannins. Gorgeous dark berry fruits, tart black berry and raspberry. Enjoyable even to drink on its own.


External Reviews for Dashe Zinfandel Dry Creek

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Source: We Speak Wine
01/23/2013

Bright ruby-red. Red berry and cherry aromas are brightened by cracked pepper and fresh flowers. A tangy midweight that offers fresh cherry and raspberry flavors, energizing acidity and a silky texture. Gains sweetness on the finish, with the peppery note repeating.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/19/2013

An old-fashioned, Italianate red, this is rustic in its salt-and-iron tannins. Leave it in a decanter while you braise pork shoulder with plenty of spice. Wine & Spirits. A Zinfandel wine from California in USA. 2010 Dashe Cellars Zinfandel Dry Creek 750ml


External Review
01/03/2013

Dashe Zinfandel has been a favorite around here, plenty of wild berry, brambly fruit with lots of peppercorn spice and excellent structure.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/17/2013

Bright ruby-red. Red berry and cherry aromas are brightened by cracked pepper and fresh flowers. A tangy midweight that offers fresh cherry and raspberry flavors, energizing acidity and a silky texture. Gains sweetness on the finish, with the peppe... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Zinfandel wine from California in USA. 2010 Dashe Cellars Zinfandel Dry Creek 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

An old-fashioned Italianate red this is rustic in its salt-and-iron tannins. Leave it in a decanter while you braise pork shoulder with plenty of spice. Wine & Spirits.



Color: Black-purple, with reddish hues. Aroma: Black cherry, blackberry, chocolate, black pepper, cassis, mineral. Taste: Black raspberry and black cherry, mixed with chocolate, licorice, clove spice. Extremely balanced with good acidity, wonderful viscous velvety texture on the mid-palate, complex, long sweet finish of black cherry fruit, and peppery spice.

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