Lake Sonoma Winery Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Old Vine Saini Farms 2009

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A bit woody on the nose, though it has attractive cedar and spice notes over licorice-draped black cherry fruit. This is nicely plump on entry with... Read more

Restrained and tight with a core of meaty, soy tinged jerky, black pepper and toasty oak aromas with a touch of pine resin embedded in a subtle roa... Read more

Syrupy, honied nose reminiscent of pound cake with a side of strawberries. Rich and creamy red fruit flavors with bright acidity, a bit of black pe... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Lake Sonoma Winery Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Old Vine Saini Farms

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065211,187
3.50 5
08/07/2012

A bit woody on the nose, though it has attractive cedar and spice notes over licorice-draped black cherry fruit. This is nicely plump on entry with a classic vanilla, black cherry fruit profile that offers up flashes of blueberry and strawberry with the wine’s relatively bright profile. A little creamy in the mouth, this finishes with jammy and lightly spicy black cherry fruit. Simple yes, but it does ring all the right bells. 87pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065211,187
3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 09/03/2009

Restrained and tight with a core of meaty, soy tinged jerky, black pepper and toasty oak aromas with a touch of pine resin embedded in a subtle roast black cherry fruitiness. Rather restrained in the mouth as well with a bit of drying, woody tannin poking out. There is a nice core of cherry fruit here with spice note that lean towards licorice and cedar with a streak of vanilla that runs through the wine and leads to a bit of a pomegranate and wild cherry tone on the brief finish. 86pts


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4.50 5
Vintage: 2006 09/02/2009

Syrupy, honied nose reminiscent of pound cake with a side of strawberries. Rich and creamy red fruit flavors with bright acidity, a bit of black pepper and a nice meaty finish.


Snooth User: Chris Carpita
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 09/02/2009

Ripe fruit, perfect amount of heat, spicy and sweet like chinese food. The body is strong and smooth, and the finish is long. Very satisfying.

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Snooth User: solomania9
63312,961
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 09/02/2009

Vanilla and candied cinnamon on the nose. Gritty but delicate blackberries and spice with a meandering fruity finish that doesn't want to let go. Love it.


Snooth User: CrysPeterson
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 08/13/2011

Blue/Blackberry aromas, hints of white pepper with a touch of vanilla. Blackberry & dried cherry flavors. Aged nicely.


Snooth User: Jon of Sonoma
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 06/13/2008

A great zin, reasonably priced. The wine needs to be decanted or it will be too dry. Great taste, great mouth and very complex. We had this with a very spicy Asian shrimp dish and it paired excellent.


Snooth User: mkehdtv
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2003 11/06/2007

Full enough to be enjoyed with a steak, but the 2003 has just enough residual sugar to make it enjoyable all by itself. It's smoothness begins with a great smell of berry, continues with the taste of figs and a sweet finish. But the experience continues with a noticeable warming of your insides as it goes down. Best red we've ever enjoyed... but the enjoyment ended with the 2003. The 2004 is completely different wine.. much dryer, and less personality.


External Reviews for Lake Sonoma Winery Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Old Vine Saini Farms

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Vintage: 2005 01/17/2009

Wine Enthusiast ReviewRated 91 EDITORS CHOICEThis wine does better when alcohol levels are elevated, which ripens and fattens the fruit. Here, the alcohol is 15%, and the juicy flavors range from blackberry and mulberry jam through chocolate and sweet briary tobacco to exotic vanilla and Asian spices. Then there's the structure, near-perfect in acids and tannins.Wine Tasting NotesAromatic oak nuances balanced with forward flavors of cherry and plum mingle with mellow tannins for a soft texture and finish.


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