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Dashe Zinfandel Dry Creek 2012
"On the nose, extremely aromatic black raspberry, cassis, and chocolate overtones, with an underlying floral component of lavender and violets. On the palate, great balance of fruit—black raspberry, cassis, and hints of cherry—and firm acidity, making for a great velvety yet structured wine. One of the most intense Dry Creek zinfandels we’ve made, with dark chocolate and black pepper spice.Hugely aromatic, dark, and complex, this is one of our favorite Dry Creek zinfandels we’ve ever made. As always, we sourced the fruit from five small family-owned vineyards in the center and north of the Dry Creek Valley. Since Dry Creek Valley receives coastal fog in the evening and early morning, the grapes from this area show a bright acidity which blends perfectly with the forward fruit from the vineyards, resulting in a long-lived and balanced wine." -Winery
Editorial Reviews for Dashe Zinfandel Dry Creek
Tight, shiny and black fruited on the nose with reticent buttered herb and inky, blue fruit aromas emerging from the glass. This is dark and muscular, rich with a balsamic framed core of black cherry and red currant fruit that already shows incredible purity. Already quite polished in the mouth this has lovey acids and some slightly chewy yet ripe tannins that drive the long, tight big black cherry juice flavors on the long finish. This is very young but already shows such brightness and vivid flavors. 92pts
External Reviews for Dashe Zinfandel Dry Creek
Bright, full red. Black raspberry, spices and black pepper are lifted by a floral note on the nose. Nicely delineated flavors of dark berries, pepper and spices display good cut and intensity and a welcome touch of sweetness. A bit unforgiving today, finishing with firm, dusty tannins and good spicy, chocolatey length. I’d give this another year in bottle before pulling the cork.
From a great vintage, the 2012 Zinfandel Dry Creek boasts a dark ruby color, a big, projected nose of berry fruit, spice, pepper and flowers, and abundant character, Enjoy this sleeper of the vintage over the next several years.