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2006 Dry Creek Vineyard Zinfandel "Old Vine"

Dry Creek Vineyard 2006

Winery: Dry Creek Vineyard

Vintage: 2006

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Old Vine"

Wine Category: Zinfandel

Grape blend: 84% Zinfandel & 16% Petite Sirah

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Dry Creek Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $28

Cases produced: 4,729

KWG Score: 91.5 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: May 15, 2009

Wine Review: This Zin is a very very dark ruby colored wine. It opens with a mild spicy blackberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, well balanced, and very smooth with juicy blackberry flavors. There were notes of black currant and spice blended in as well. The finish is rather dry and its substantial puckery tannins show noteworthy persistence. This Zin is dangerously drinkable and would pair perfectly with a hearty beef stew. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Old Vine Zinfandel carries special meaning at our family winery. The term, originally coined by founder David Stare, refers to special "old vine" vineyards located in and around the Dry Creek Valley. With vines averaging more than 80 years in age, the 2006 vintage displays incredible aromas of black stone fruit that ooze lushness and richness. On the palate the wine is dense and concentrated with classic briary and raspberry flavors along with the wine’s signature cardamom spice complexity. The finish incorporates smoky vanilla notes from the French oak, leading to a long and satisfying aftertaste. A blockbuster Zin!

Organic status: not organic

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