Dutcher Crossing Winery Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley 2008

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"Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the September 2010 issue. Once again led by intense Read more

"Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the September 2010 issue. So very ripe as to hint at rais... Read more

Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the September 2010 issue. So very ripe as to hint at raisi... Read more

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07/05/2011

"Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the September 2010 issue. Once again led by intense


07/05/2011

"Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the September 2010 issue. So very ripe as to hint at raisins and showing strong themes of dark chocolate


11/13/2010

Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the September 2010 issue. So very ripe as to hint at raisins and showing strong themes of dark chocolate, sweet spice and caramel at the expense of fruit, this full-throttle effort is a bit better balanced than its embrace of high ripeness might indicate. It is slightly fat at the start and fights with heat and an edge of finishing dryness, yet it is not wholly dried out. If its fruit lags a bit, it does stay in view and should keep the wine on track for several years.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Further bottle aging can improve this wine.


11/13/2010

Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the September 2010 issue. Once again led by intense, incisively berry-like fruit, this ample Zinfandel is tilted to ripeness and shows intriguing notes of pepper and cinnamon-like spice that distinguish it from its mates. It is broad and slightly viscous on entry and then firmed by fairly obvious acids and astringency. It winds up a bit hot and tough and will do best if teamed with appropriately rich foods after resting for a couple of years.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Cellar for future drinking. Wine will improve with bottle aging.


11/13/2010

Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the September 2010 issue. Intense, incisively berry-like fruit leaps out in the nose of this deep, big-bodied effort and stays at center stage throughout its length. If unstinting in ripeness, it is never wholly defined by it, and its tantalizing mix of berries and sweet oak tags it as near-classic Zinfandel. Good balance, as always, proves the key to success here, and, while concentrated, boldly flavored and very long on the palate, it is not undone by its evident heat.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Further bottle aging can improve this wine.


11/13/2010

Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the September 2010 issue. Fairly straightforward and not at all flamboyant in the nose with nicely matched fruit and sweet oak working well together, this mouthfilling Zin proves to be a big, wide-open, no-holds-barred wine with dense, highly ripened, blackberry flavors that smack of chocolate and briar. It runs into a bit of last-minute toughness, but it is not as coarse as its high percentage of Petite Sirah might predict, and, while it will hold for several years, it is the most ready-to-drink wine of the Dutcher Crossing lot.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Further bottle aging can improve this wine.


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