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Dashe Zinfandel Dry Creek 2012

Winemaker's Notes:

"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

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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 Zinfandel Dry Creek

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065231,030
4.50 5
11/02/2013

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

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
08/09/2015

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.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
08/09/2015

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.


External Review
11/01/2013

Four and a half glasses



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"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

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