Dry Creek Vineyard Zinfandel Sonoma County Heritage 2009

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The Wine Specialist
Washington, DC (26 mi)
USD 18.99
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

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 fin... Read more

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Snooth User: calywa
9256772,001
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
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: snglmltrblnd84
1016506396
0.00 5
10/03/2012

This wine is now my new favorite!


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
06/22/2011

Aromas of plum, black cherry, vanilla and coconut lead into flavors of ripe boysenberry, blackberry and bold, peppery spice. The jammy fruits will make you feel like you are biting into a piece of mixed berry pie. Blueberry and round tannins make this wine a party favorite and the perfect bottle to pick up for dinner any night.


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

Another fine effort is the well-made, dark ruby/purple-colored 2001 Zinfandel Heritage Vines. It offers a big, briery, earthy nose with black fruits, pepper, and incense notes, an excellent texture, ripe fruit, medium to full-body, and good purity. Drink this delicious Zin over the next several years.


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

Another well-made, luscious, rich Zin from out of the bull-pen. Rich and jammy, with dark fruit and berry flavors and earthy tannins. Enjoy with grilled meats, sausage, and a football game.


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

Gallo did a great job with this wine, producing 31,000 cases and yet making the wine smooth, balanced and delicious. It's quintessential Sonoma Zin, with briary flavors of wild cherries and raspberries, and coatings of chocolate, anisette, bacon and spices.


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.


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

Pop a steak on the grill and enjoy this robust wine. A blend of Dry Creek, Russian River, Alexander Valley and Knights Valley fruit, with a little Paso Robles thrown in for good measure, it's classic Zin, dry, fruity and peppery. Those cherry-berry flavors will sing against the charbroiled smoky richness of beef.


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

I really like this wine, which in so many ways is classic Sonoma Zin. It's dry and full-bodied, with sturdy tannins and ripe, forward Zin flavors that finish in a swirl of spicy fruit. It's also high in acidity, which is perfect to cut through meaty fats, butter, olive oil and cheese.


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661646 Snooth User: BubbaTex
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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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