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Manzanita Creek Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Old Vines Carreras Ranch 2007

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Rich dark berry, plum, pepper and anise. Vanilla and smoke.

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Manzanita Creek Winery:
Manzanita Creek Wines are bold and beautiful. Big Zins with muscle. My favorite is the 05 Stealth from Alexander Valley and a fab 05 Handal Petite Sirah
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Layered Rice Pudding

RiceSelect's fragrant Jasmati® is blended with eggs, milk and fall's favorite spices, cinnamon and nutmeg, to create a delicious rice pudding, which is layered on top of fluffy cream cheese and abuttery pecan crust. Pairs well with a bold, tawny port with flavors of dried fruits, nuts, and spices.

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Editorial Reviews for Manzanita Creek Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Old Vines Carreras Ranch

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,289
3.50 5
02/14/2011

Lots of cola character on the nose with licorice, old leather and bitter cocoa top notes. Big and mouth-filling if a touch soft with a nice bed of tannins that are austere yet are currently cloaked in masses of ripe fruit. There's a nice spicy edge to this that offsets the black cherry/black plum fruit a bit and lends a slightly medicinal tone to the palate with late-to-pop herbal brambly notes adding additional complexity. The heat burns a touch on the finish that reverts back to a more cola-scented flavor. Big if a touch rustic and clumsy. 87pts


Member Reviews for Manzanita Creek Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Old Vines Carreras Ranch

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Snooth User: aronowm2
333343,705
4.00 5
04/08/2011

I would never guess this was a zin in a blind tasting. Not creamy or smooth, more like a really nice merlot. i would like to try this a few years from now when it really settles in. Still great to drink now though. Nice change of pace.


Snooth User: Ironarm
723749101
4.50 5
01/17/2011

Just bought a case at the winery..... very big Jammy, fruit forward with a hint of Ruby Red grapefruit. Plush finish with big smooth tannins Love it....


Snooth User: Ironarm
723749101
5.00 5
01/09/2011

Five glasses


Snooth User: winejack1
72235317
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 01/09/2011

Four glasses


Snooth User: SolidNCompact
7194522
4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 06/06/2008

Delicious, good balance. Jammy with nice tastes of currants, cherry bits of vanilla and a little bit of pepper. Big taste for a fair price.


External Reviews for Manzanita Creek Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Old Vines Carreras Ranch

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Vintage: 2005 11/24/2008

Sonoma Harvest Fair 2008 - Silver Medal



Rich dark berry, plum, pepper and anise. Vanilla and smoke.

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