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2010 Dry Creek Vineyard Zinfandel "Old Vine"

Dry Creek Vineyard 2010 Old Vine Zinfandel

Winery: Dry Creek Vineyard

Vintage: 2010

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Old Vine"

Wine Category: Zinfandel

Grape blend: 89% Zinfandel & 11% Petite Sirah

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Dry Creek Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $30

Cases produced: 2,313

KWG Score: 89 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: May 16, 2013

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Zinfandel made from old vines opens with a very mild blackberry and boysenberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and easy to drink. The flavor profile is a mild mineral and gentle plum blend. I also detected some subtle oak and a touch of black raspberry. The finish is dry and its mild tannins and flavor fade away nicely. This wine would pair well with slow cooked braised short ribs. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: This prized and historic wine presents a special aroma and flavor profile that is distinctive to the Dry Creek Valley appellation. Black and white pepper, dried flowers, potpourri, and bright cherry elements immediately arise from the glass. After several minutes of airing, the wine reveals layers of blackberry and raspberry fruit along with exotic spices. On the palate, the wine is rich and well-balanced with black raspberry, wild cherry, and brambly fruit. Several more sips reveal a bright earthy quality that is truly unique and distinctive. This is a wine that is seamless and well integrated from start to finish.

Organic status: not organic

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