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2016 Dry Creek Vineyard Zinfandel "Old Vine"

Dry Creek Vineyard 2016 Old Vine Zinfandel

Winery: Dry Creek Vineyard

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Old Vine"

Wine Category: Zinfandel

Grape blend: 78% Zinfandel, 19% Petite Sirah & 3% Carignane

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Dry Creek Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $35

Cases produced: 2,118

KWG Score: 90.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: February 8, 2019

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Zinfandel from Dry Creek Vineyard opens with a brambly raspberry and musty oak bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic, rustic and juicy. The flavor profile is a black plum and blackberry blend with notes of minerality and oak. We also detected hints of vanilla and clove mixed in. The finish is dry and its dusty tannins, acidity and flavors last for quite a while. The Panel suggested pairing this Zin with slow-cooked beef stew. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: The complexity of our Old Vine Zinfandel lies in the spicy notes that are unique to these historic properties. This vintage presents alluring aromatics of blackberry cobbler, fresh cranberries with notes of white pepper, cola and dried herbs. On the palate, brambly layers of black cherry, black raspberry and dark chocolate come forward with nuances of nutmeg, cardamom and cinnamon. The wine is complex, with bright acidity complimented by a long, lingering finish. The tannins are structured, but soft, and lend a round, rich mouthfeel.

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