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2006 Dashe Cellars Zinfandel "Florence Vineyard"

Dashe Cellars 2006 Florence Zinfandel

Winery: Dashe Cellars

Vintage: 2006

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Florence Vineyard"

Wine Category: Zinfandel

Grape blend: 100% Zinfandel

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Dry Creek Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $32

Cases produced: 450

KWG Score: 93.1 (based on 6 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: June 11, 2009

Wine Review: Let start off by saying this is a terrific Zinfandel! The 2006 vintage of Zins struggled to show much fruit, but this offering does not have that issue. It is dark ruby in color and opens with an attractive cherry vanilla bouquet with a hint of black pepper. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, nicely balanced, and the flavor profile is a very tasty boysenberry with notes of black pepper and black currant mixed in. There was also some integrated oak detected as well. The finish is dry and its well managed light tannins linger for quite some time. This fruit forward Zin would pair very well with grilled barbecue steak tips. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: A phenomenally rich wine from one of the best up-and-coming vineyards in all of Dry Creek Valley! The grapes from this vineyard were planted from cuttings of the St. Peters Church clone, and the cuttings were directly taken from vines on the famous Rockpile Ranch in northern Dry Creek. This first wine just bowled us over with its intensely aromatic nose, its round, lush mouthfeel, and its array of complex flavors.

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