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Fritz Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley 2015

Member Review by EMark:

Funk aroma, sulfur, I assume, that seems to take longer than normal to fade. Quite fruity—cherry, stone fruit. Could use some minerality or woodiness or something to beat down the fruit. Fairly mellow tannin. Reasonably good acid. Fruit imbalance prevents me from really liking this one.

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Fritz Underground Winery:
Fritz Underground Winery is unlike any place you've ever visited. A visionary wonder built ahead of its time by namesake Mr. J Arthur Fritz in the late 1970's, this monumental Gaudi style masterpiece represents a viticultural passion for sustainability, quality, and tradition. Today, J's son Clayton runs the winery with the same dedication and enthusiasm to these core values. Built into the si... Read more
Fritz Underground Winery is unlike any place you've ever visited. A visionary wonder built ahead of its time by namesake Mr. J Arthur Fritz in the late 1970's, this monumental Gaudi style masterpiece represents a viticultural passion for sustainability, quality, and tradition. Today, J's son Clayton runs the winery with the same dedication and enthusiasm to these core values. Built into the side of a picturesque hill atop the northernmost region of the famed Dry Creek Valley, the Fritz Winery operates with a modern sensibility for efficiency and awareness by utilizing the unique attributes of its subterranean design. Naturally cool temperatures, ideal for wine making and cellaring, are maintained without any use of expensive or carbon-heavy devices common to most modern wine production. What's more, as a three-tiered structure, we're able to further cut down on energy usage by capitalizing on the always plentiful presence of gravity. By harnessing gravity to move our juice from the crush pad down to the tanks and barrels, we're not only saving energy by forgoing pumps, we're also saving our precious juice from the detrimental effects of excessive pulsation and buffeting. It's in this way that the delicate nuances present in our Pinot Noir and other prized Estate fruit is maintained and the nurtured by our winemaker Brad Longton. Read less

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Snooth User: EMark
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07/06/2018

Funk aroma, sulfur, I assume, that seems to take longer than normal to fade. Quite fruity—cherry, stone fruit. Could use some minerality or woodiness or something to beat down the fruit. Fairly mellow tannin. Reasonably good acid. Fruit imbalance prevents me from really liking this one.


External Reviews for Fritz Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley

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Vintage: 2002 02/24/2012

This fine wine exemplifies Zinrsquo;s wild and woolly character in this appellation, one of its natural homes. The flavors are of briary berries, dusty herbs and bitter chocolate, and while the tannins are firm, they allow the fruit through. The astringency calls for rich pasta dishes or hard cheeses.


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Vintage: 2002 02/24/2012

Fritz Zinfandel is big, bold and dripping with flavors of juicy black fruit and pepper. Blueberry and blackberry are prevalent in the nose and midpalate, and the finish is all about chocolate and spice. Perfect for summer barbecues.


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Vintage: 2002 02/24/2012

The 100% estate-grown Zinfandel is packed with spicy black fruit, violets and prunes. A wonderful balance can be found between the tannin and the acidity of this red, with wild berry flavors and a peppery finish.



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