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Forchini Vineyards 'Old Vine' Dry Creek Valley 2007

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

This smells dark, rich and spicy with a smoky, briary top note over the slightly gamy boysenberry fruit. Bright and chewy in the mouth with a slinky, silky feel. Lovely balance and texture to this wine with an earthy core of boysenberry and wild blackberry fruit that leads to a spicy, earthy, slightly licorice tinged finish that features a return of the sweet/sour elements of the fruit with a peppery finale. 92pts

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Forchini Vineyards and Winery:
Forchini Vineyards & Winery has been growing premium wine grapes in Sonoma County since 1971. The Forchini Family owns and operates the vineyards and winery, producing estate grapes from their vineyards in Russian River and Dry Creek Valleys. Russian River wines are Chardonnay and Pinot Noir; Dry Creek wines are Papa Nonno, a Tuscan style wine; Beau Sierra, a Bordeaux blend; Cabernet Sauvigno... Read more
Forchini Vineyards & Winery has been growing premium wine grapes in Sonoma County since 1971. The Forchini Family owns and operates the vineyards and winery, producing estate grapes from their vineyards in Russian River and Dry Creek Valleys. Russian River wines are Chardonnay and Pinot Noir; Dry Creek wines are Papa Nonno, a Tuscan style wine; Beau Sierra, a Bordeaux blend; Cabernet Sauvignon and Old Vine Zinfandel. Commitment to excellence and love of the land is reflected in each and every bottle of Forchini wine. The Tuscan winery, located in the heart of Dry Creek Valley, is nestled under heritage oak trees. Picnic by the rose garden,while enjoying a glass of Forchini wine! Read less

Editorial Reviews for Forchini Vineyards 'Old Vine' Dry Creek Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,412
4.50 5
09/03/2009

This smells dark, rich and spicy with a smoky, briary top note over the slightly gamy boysenberry fruit. Bright and chewy in the mouth with a slinky, silky feel. Lovely balance and texture to this wine with an earthy core of boysenberry and wild blackberry fruit that leads to a spicy, earthy, slightly licorice tinged finish that features a return of the sweet/sour elements of the fruit with a peppery finale. 92pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,412
4.00 5
09/03/2009

Deep, earthy, brownie, a touch malty with dusty earth and rosebush accents to the liquory, orange oil accented raspberry fruit. There’s even a small floral element at play here. Seamless, a touch soft perhaps but this really has a bit of elegance in the mouth with those same orange oil and floral nuances contributing some depth to the black raspberry fruit in the mouth. Really hold its alcohol well though the finish is a bit short. 89pts


Member Reviews for Forchini Vineyards 'Old Vine' Dry Creek Valley

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2.50 5
08/14/2009

Pungent black pepper and olive aromas. Full bodied, with rough tannins and a spiky, drying mouthfeel. The black pepper nose is my favorite part of this one.

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Snooth User: solomania9
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3.00 5
08/14/2009

Sweet red liquorish and plums on the nose. Big and drying in the mouth, with a candied, slightly lemony finish. Very solid.


Snooth User: Philip James
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3.50 5
08/14/2009

Rich nose of plums and tobacco. Very fruity, with a silky feel. Finishes on licorice and menthol notes. Very rich and robust, a solid meaty zin




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