Dry Creek Zinfandel Heritage Clone 2008

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The 2008 vintage of Sonoma Heritage Vines delivers an abundance of black fruit and spice aromas, demonstrating the cl...

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Straightforward and clean woody aroma with nice blackberry fruit on the mouth, solid tannic body, warm finish. Read more

strawberry, blackberry, raspberry aromas, sweet fruit notes. loads of blackberries on the palate, fruit forward and smooth with spice on the back ... Read more

Tasted at Geneva tasting 4/18/2010 Read more

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Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,528
3.50 5
07/08/2010

Straightforward and clean woody aroma with nice blackberry fruit on the mouth, solid tannic body, warm finish.


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,201
3.50 5
07/12/2010

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.


Snooth User: rar8888
1580261,280
2.00 5
04/18/2010

Tasted at Geneva tasting 4/18/2010


Snooth User: rjpease
3949851,035
3.50 5
09/16/2010

A nice smooth zinfandel, with lots of vanilla and rich floral notes. Not too spicy, and well balanced.


Snooth User: rjpease
3949851,035
3.00 5
07/12/2010

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.


Snooth User: Wine Fire
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3.50 5
02/08/2012

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.


Snooth User: nvansicklen
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3.50 5
07/12/2010

Cherry, dark and earthy, beautiful aroma, great for any grilled food.


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External Reviews for Dry Creek Zinfandel Heritage Clone

External Review
05/18/2011

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


External Review
05/18/2011

These reasonably priced offerings are part of the Gallo empire. The 1999 Zinfandel Heritage Vines is an elegant, fruity effort displaying notes of berries, a supple texture, and a forward style that merits consumption over the next 2-3 years.


External Review
05/18/2011

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
05/18/2011

This wine has all the qualities you could ask for in a Zinfandel - 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
09/27/2011

Here's a steal. It doesn't have the power, the expensive oak or the length of flavor that many of the more ambitious Zins boast, but it does what it sets out to do with an effortless ease. The wine is all about generosity and floral spice. It starts with a burst of purple rose flavor, soft as a rose petal, all its spiciness seeming to be just around a corner, which, once turned, yields a deep well of raspberry and black cherry fruit. It's dense and delicious, a hedonistic pleasure, so seductive up front - a terrific performance from the team at Gallo of Sonoma.


External Review
05/18/2011

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
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.


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Winemaker's Notes:

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.

Tasting Notes:

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.

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.

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Chemical Analysis:

Sugar: 3.6 grams per liter Total Acidity: 6.1 grams per liter

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