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Downing Family Zinfandel 2008

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D F Wines Inc. (dba Downing Family Vineyards):
Established in 1998, Downing Family Vineyards produces small case lots of ultra-premium Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Petite Sirah. The labels represent things about which John and Tracy Downing are passionate—flying, fly fishing, sailing and cycling. Because of a shared fervor for flying, they decided to call their Zinfandel “Fly By Night.” The airplane on the label depicts a Beech... Read more
Established in 1998, Downing Family Vineyards produces small case lots of ultra-premium Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Petite Sirah. The labels represent things about which John and Tracy Downing are passionate—flying, fly fishing, sailing and cycling. Because of a shared fervor for flying, they decided to call their Zinfandel “Fly By Night.” The airplane on the label depicts a Beechcraft Staggerwing, an innovative marvel of style and grace. The Cabernet Sauvignon is packaged in an award-winning bottle encircled by a delicate line with a barbless fly at its end. When time permits the Downings head to Montana for some catch and release fly fishing. The Syrah label has a Melges 24 sailboat like the one John and Tracy race. The Petite Sirah label has a bicycle. Tracy was an elite pro cyclist when she was younger. She competed with the Timex, Montgomery Subaru and TGI Fridays cycling teams. When time permits you will find the Downing’s cycling with their son. John and Tracy believe that these wines provide an elegant way to relax and enjoy life. Winemaker Randy Mason, who has his own award-winning label, brings years of taste and artistry to the Downing Family Vineyards wines. The wines are made at the Napa Wine Company. These wines were first released in 2001 with rave reviews. Read less

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Snooth User: jem1234
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 11/19/2011

Nice - full of fruit but not too sweet. I appreciate the screw cap. Glad they had the guts for a wine of this quality. tasted 11/19/2011


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Source: WineGlobe.com
01/29/2009

Our Zinfandel is an elegant, well balanced wine. Robert Parker wrote that our 1999 Fly by Night Zinfandel was "made in the style of a classified growth Bordeaux." Decanter magazine rated our 2001 Fly by Night Zinfandel as one of the ten


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Source: kybecca
07/02/2008

A jammy, rich Zinfandel - think blueberry pie.



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