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2021 Dry Creek Vineyard Zinfandel "Old Vine"

Dry Creek Vineyard 2021 Old Vine Zinfandel

Winery: Dry Creek Vineyard

Vintage: 2021

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Old Vine"

Wine Category: Zinfandel

Grape blend: 77% Zinfandel, 20% Petite Sirah & 3% Alicante Bouschet

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Sonoma County

State or country: CA

Price: $45

Cases produced: 1,898

KWG Score: 93.1 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92.5)

Review date: July 2, 2024

Wine Review: This slight opaque and very deep ruby colored Zinfandel opens with a blackberry and green tea bouquet with a hint of black plum and oak. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with integrated medium plus acidity. The mouthfeel is nicely balanced, smooth, suave, and seamless. The flavor profile is a tasty mild blackberry and black tea blend with notes of gentle oak and stony minerality. I also detected hints of black plum and gentle black licorice. The finish is dry, and its flavors and dusty tannins stick around for a very long time. This Zin would pair well with your favorite beef, corn, and black bean burrito recipe. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: This vintage presents alluring aromatics of boysenberry, blueberry, and blackberry with notes of white pepper, cardamom, toffee, and marzipan. On the palate, layers of black cherry and plum come forward with nuances of coriander, mocha, allspice and violet. The wine is complex, with vibrancy and impeccable balance. The tannins are fine, lending to an elegant texture and mouthfeel.

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