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2005 Dry Creek Vineyard Zinfandel "Heritage Zinfandel"


Winery: Dry Creek Vineyard

Vintage: 2005

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Heritage Zinfandel"

Wine Category: Zinfandel

Grape blend: 85% Zinfandel & 15% Petite Sirah

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Dry Creek Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $16

Cases produced: 9,571

KWG Score: 88 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89.99-87)

Review date: July 1, 2007

Wine Review: I really like this entry level Zinfandel from Dry Creek. This very purple wine opens with a nose that expresses a boysenberry jam aroma with a hint of licorice. On the palate, this fruit bomb of a wine shows dusty cherry like flavors. It is nicely round and very easy to drink and enjoy. This wine would pair nicely with BBQ ribs and burgers. The finish is dry and has nice length. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The 2005 Heritage Zinfandel has a sense of elegance and grace not often found in Zinfandel. Initial aromas of boysenberry, blueberry, and cedar provide an exciting preview for the flavors that follow. Blackberry, currant, allspice, and bright cherry fruit combine with opulent ripe tannins that create a strong sense of depth and concentration. The finish is rich and satisfying with lingering flavors, excellent acidity and balance.

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