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2018 Dry Creek Vineyard Zinfandel "Old Vine"

Dry Creek Vineyard 2018 Old Vine Zinfandel

Winery: Dry Creek Vineyard

Vintage: 2018

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Old Vine"

Wine Category: Zinfandel

Grape blend: 80% Zinfandel, 19% Petite Sirah & 1% Carignane

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Dry Creek Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $38

Cases produced: 3,500

KWG Score: 91.3 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89.5)

Review date: June 18, 2021

Wine Review: This slightly opaque and dark ruby colored Zinfandel opens with a fragrant pomegranate and craisin bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, nicely balanced and very smooth for a Zin. The flavor profile is a red plum and black currant blend with notes of pomegranate. There were hints of black pepper, oak and fine minerality. This finish is dry and its moderate tannins are nicely extended. This Zin would pair well with marinated steak tips. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: This vintage presents alluring aromatics of blackberry, boysenberry and bright Bing cherry with notes of cocoa powder, cardamom, and fine leather. On the palate, brambly layers of black cherry, blackberry and black raspberry come forward with nuances of nutmeg and white pepper. 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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