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2008 Dry Creek Vineyard Zinfandel "Old Vine"

Dry Creek 2008 Old Vine Zinfandel

Winery: Dry Creek Vineyard

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Old Vine"

Wine Category: Zinfandel

Grape blend: 92% Zinfandel & 8% Petite Sirah

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Dry Creek Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $28

Cases produced: 2,694

KWG Score: 91 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: February 20, 2012

Wine Review: This very dark ruby colored Zinfandel opens with an oak and black cherry bouquet with a hint of dark chocolate and dark toast. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and round. The flavor profile is an oak infused plum with a hint of black currant. The finish is dry and its dusty tannins are nicely prolonged. The panel thought this Zin would pair well with beef bourguignon or Coq au Vin. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Some of the best old vine Zinfandel vineyards from the Dry Creek Valley make up the majority of this incredible wine. These ancient vineyards, averaging 90 – 120 years in age, provide exceptional fruit and it's truly evident when drinking this complex Zinfandel. Dark blackberries, boysenberry, and plum are spiced up with tobacco, cocoa dust, and volcanic ash with finely ground black pepper on the nose. The palate is filled with explosive fruit and an earthy finish. This voluptuous wine envelops your entire mouth with its lushness, acidity, and refined tannins. This is truly a Zin-lovers wine and will not disappoint!

Organic status: not organic

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