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Lake Sonoma Winery Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley 2005

Winemaker's Notes:

Bright fruit flavors of raspberry and cherry integrate with a firm oak profile to complement the white pepper aroma and spicy finish.

2.69 5 0.5
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Lake Sonoma Winery:
You can’t make great wine from mediocre grapes. Lake Sonoma Winery is dedicated to creating the ultimate expression of our Sonoma sub-appellation vineyards. Quality over quantity is our guide. The owner, Gary Heck, said, “If in one season the climate is such that the grapes are not to our quality standards, we won’t make Lake Sonoma wine from them.” Our mission is to produce premium, Sono... Read more
You can’t make great wine from mediocre grapes. Lake Sonoma Winery is dedicated to creating the ultimate expression of our Sonoma sub-appellation vineyards. Quality over quantity is our guide. The owner, Gary Heck, said, “If in one season the climate is such that the grapes are not to our quality standards, we won’t make Lake Sonoma wine from them.” Our mission is to produce premium, Sonoma County sub-appellation and vineyard specific wines: Zinfandels and Fume Blanc from Dry Creek Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon from Alexander Valley and Chardonnay from Russian River Valley. Our objective is to create the ultimate expression of these sub-appellations: wines possessing excellent structure, desirable fruit flavors, and intriguing complexity. Raise your expectation. Raise your standards. Lake Sonoma Winery - THE GOLD STANDARD. Read less

Member Reviews for Lake Sonoma Winery Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley

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Snooth User: Jon of Sonoma
36256362
2.50 5
06/16/2008

Tastes more like a Merlot, not very complex or spicy. Better to try some of the other Lake Sonoma Zins which are excellent.


Snooth User: Jon of Sonoma
36256362
2.00 5
04/13/2008

A very nice every day wine. Spicy after taste but not very complex


Snooth User: Jon of Sonoma
36256362
2.50 5
06/16/2008

Tastes more like a merlot, very fruity and not very complex or spicy. Look to the other zins from Lake Sonoma, they are a better choice.


Snooth User: noblige
14725345
3.50 5
02/25/2011

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Lake Sonoma Winery Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley

External Review
Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Enthusiast ReviewRated 90Lake Sonoma produces varietally pure wines at fair prices. This is a solid Zin, rich and spicy, with cherry-berry and cocoa fruit flavors framed in brisk, fine tannins. Will hold for up to six years.Wine Tasting NotesRipe fruit flavors of plum, blackberry and cherry mingle with an elegant mid palate of creamy vanilla. The lightly toasted oak profile, along with a medley of spices, lengthen the finish and add complexity.


External Review
11/24/2008

Sonoma Harvest Fair 2008 - Bronze Medal



Bright fruit flavors of raspberry and cherry integrate with a firm oak profile to complement the white pepper aroma and spicy finish.

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