Dry Creek Zinfandel Heritage Clone 2008
Our 2008 Heritage Zinfandel, blended from Dry Creek Valley and Russian River Valley fruit, shows oﬀ all that is appealing about Zinfandel. The warm 2008 vintage gave us beautifully ripe grapes. Aromas of raspberries, cherries and spicy oak are followed by flavors of blueberry pie and dark chocolate. This is a very well balanced wine, flavorful and smooth, made for daily enjoyment.
Straightforward and clean woody aroma with nice blackberry fruit on the mouth, solid tannic body, warm finish.
strawberry, blackberry, raspberry aromas, sweet fruit notes. loads of blackberries on the palate, fruit forward and smooth with spice on the back end, drinkable and full of fruit.
Tasted at Geneva tasting 4/18/2010
This is a very rich wine, with lots of plum/cherry and chocolate. I drank it slightly chilled, on a hot day, but would have preferred this "warming wine" at room temperature in the middle of winter.
A nice smooth zinfandel, with lots of vanilla and rich floral notes. Not too spicy, and well balanced.
A balanced, focused, zesty wine of great value at this price. The nose displays pepper and spice, with dark fruits dancing through. The palate launches to fruit medleys of blackberry and raspberry, enlivened by spikes of pepper and a nicely tangy acidity. The wine endures nicely over two days, but is ready to drink at opening.
Cherry, dark and earthy, beautiful aroma, great for any grilled food.
External Reviews for Dry Creek Zinfandel Heritage Clone
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.
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.
Spicy, racy, and modestly tannic, with lingering chocolate, dried black currant, plum and lead pencil flavors. Drink now through 2004.
Rancho Zabaco does an excellent job with Zinfandel, especially the inexpensive cuvées. The peppery, spicy, dark ruby-hued 2007 Zinfandel Heritage Vines is a soft, round, attractive effort displaying lots of earthy fruit. It is best consumed during its first several years of life.
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.
An excellent bargain in Zinfandel is the 60,000-case cuvee of the 2006 Zinfandel Heritage Vines. Aromas of pepper, roasted herbs, smoked meats, charcoal, and briery, red mountain fruits jump from the glass of this medium to full-bodied, heady, lush, fleshy Zinfandel. Consume it over the next 3-4 years.
Food Pairings for Dry Creek Zinfandel Heritage Clone
The 2008 vintage of Sonoma Heritage Vines delivers an abundance of black fruit and spice aromas, demonstrating the classic and distinctive characteristics of Zinfandel. The soft, plummy, and jammy flavors and textures make this wine not only approachable, but also versatile, allowing it to be paired with a wide range of foods.
|Sugar: 3.6 grams per liter||Total Acidity: 6.1 grams per liter|