Dry Creek Vineyard Zinfandel Sonoma County Heritage 2009

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Beautifully balanced and elegant, the vintage of Heritage Zinfandel exudes the distinctive jammy characters of our wo...

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Portland, OR (2,400 mi)
USD 17.49
750ml
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The Wine Specialist
Washington, DC (20 mi)
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750ml
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Bold and peppery. Amplifies spice. Read more

Dark garnet hue with aromas of blueberries and dried cherries; jammy flavor notes of ripe black cherry, blueberry and earth spice focused over a mo... Read more

This wine is now my new favorite! Read more

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User Reviews for Dry Creek Vineyard Zinfandel Sonoma County Heritage

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Snooth User: calywa
9256772,112
3.00 5
07/13/2012

Bold and peppery. Amplifies spice.


Snooth User: InWineTruth
2201061,634
3.50 5
08/21/2012

Dark garnet hue with aromas of blueberries and dried cherries; jammy flavor notes of ripe black cherry, blueberry and earth spice focused over a moderate and integrated finish. A good everyday zin for the bbq!


Snooth User: snglmltrblnd84
1016506396
0.00 5
10/03/2012

This wine is now my new favorite!


Snooth User: snglmltrblnd84
1016506396
4.00 5
10/03/2012

I tried this the other day, and was very impressed. This wine was perfectly balanced and a true fruit bomb! A little spice note on the nose and finish.


Snooth User: CJLew
1033955183
4.00 5
02/26/2012

A nice, multi-faceted, and interesting wine. A good wine, I think, for relative newbies looking to move on to higher levels. It will cause one to think about what you're tasting, and stretch your powers of description a bit. An odd but pleasant juxtaposition of sensations.The flavor, such as the way residual sugars work along with the fruit, and the relatively modest 13.5% alc. content, I would call almost lamb-skin "gentle." Other aspects, such as some healthy acids and more of a tannic presence than other zins I've tried, (plus some pepperiness, and a little heat in the stomach), work in the opposite direction, and provide a counterpoint. The pepperiness sometimes persists through the the finish, and sometimes not, so there is a nice variation while drinking. Having personally hovered in the high-teens and under $-range up till now, this wine has been an undeniable step up: a whole new level of quality, and one can tell that a lot of thought, effort and care went into making it. That said, the fruit might be a little overly gentle for some zin seekers, and the components of the wine seem a little "unintegrated," like they exist a little bit separate from one another, but interact in an interesting way


External Reviews for Dry Creek Vineyard Zinfandel Sonoma County Heritage

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

This Zin's smooth red fruit has a honey, brett-like earthiness and a firm grip. Scents of sassafras and indigo ink build out of the bricky tannins, and that tannin lasts, needing lots of air before serving with grilled sausages.


External Review
01/03/2012

This wine has all the qualities you could ask for in a Zinfandel mdash; balanced, juicy blackberry, boysenberry fruit and subtle pepper. It finishes strong with spice and more pepper. Drink this wine with grilled meats, turkey or spicy Mediterranean or Middle Eastern dishes.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

Spicy, racy, and modestly tannic, with lingering chocolate, dried black currant, plum and lead pencil flavors. Drink now through 2004.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

Robust and at times elegant, with an array of ripe cherry, currant and blackberry fruit. Finishes with depth, complexity and a nice sense of balance and proportion. Drink now through 2005.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

Captures the essence of Zinfandel character - lush berry fruit flavors and moderate tannins; great for everyday drinking.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

The 2000 Zinfandel Heritage Vines is a real steal. It exhibits a dark ruby/plum color along with explosive aromas of black fruits, pepper, and spice. Medium to full-bodied, with oodles of briery fruit, a supple texture, and a long, lusty, heady finish, this uncomplicated, delicious Zinfandel should be enjoyed over the next 2-3 years.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

Pretty aromas of cherry, raspberry, smoke, vanilla and citrus. A bit heavy-textured, but with a bright edge that gives balance. Moderate length on the end.


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Ratings & Tags for Dry Creek Vineyard Zinfandel Sonoma County Heritage

661646 Snooth User: BubbaTex
rated this wine
3.50 5
08/22/2012

Winemaker's Notes:

Beautifully balanced and elegant, the vintage of Heritage Zinfandel exudes the distinctive jammy characters of our world famous growing region. At first swirl, aromas of raspberry and red berry immediately leap from the glass. On the palate, the wine exhibits denser elements of blackberry, anise and pepper. The combination of cooler Russian River and warmer Dry Creek Valley fruit is on display, finishing with a smooth and balanced finish. At only 13.5% alcohol, this is a sophisticated Zinfandel with old world character and charm. 87% Zinfandel, 13% Petite Sirah

Beautifully balanced and elegant, the vintage of Heritage Zinfandel exudes the distinctive jammy characters of our world famous growing region. At first swirl, aromas of raspberry and red berry immediately leap from the glass. On the palate, the wine exhibits denser elements of blackberry, anise and pepper. The combination of cooler Russian River and warmer Dry Creek Valley fruit is on display, finishing with a smooth and balanced finish. At only 13.5% alcohol, this is a sophisticated Zinfandel with old world character and charm. 87% Zinfandel, 13% Petite Sirah

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