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Dashe Dry Creek Zinfandel 2005

Dashe Dry Creek Zinfandel 2005

Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California

Price: $24.99
Item No. 91028
  • CG91
  • RP90
  • W&S90
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2001
  • W&S91
  • 1999
  • W&S94

Winemaker's Notes

"Fitted out with plenty of ripe blackberry fruit, a hint of spice and background notes of milk chocolate and creamy oak, this lovely Zinfandel skirts the edges of extra ripeness but never succumbs to the temptations of excess and, in the bargain, earns kudos for its solid, table wine construction. It is a bit tight at the back, and that added muscle enhances its utility with slow-cooked roasts of pork or lamb."
-Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine

Dark, complex, mouthfilling, and rich, our 2005 Dry Creek Zinfandel is a classic example of why the Dry Creek Valley is so famous for intense zinfandels. The combination of black raspberry and chocolate flavors, combined with its velvety texture, make this a perfect wine for a wide variety of foods--from barbequed or grilled meats, to pastas with hearty sauces, or just by itself before a meal. This is the wine on which Dashe Cellars has made its reputation, and the 2005 vintage is so good that you'll find it absolutely irresistible! Robert Parker gave this wine a 90 point score for the 2004 vintage, and we expect an even better response for the spectacular 2005 vintage.

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Rating:
(9/29/2010)
From notes: "Nice balance of fruit, acidity, tannins; moderately jammy, lingering earthy notes."
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Learn About Dashe Map ItMap It

In 1996, the husband and wife winemaking team of Michael and Anne Dashe founded Dashe Cellars. Focused on crafting exceptional single-vineyard wines, Dashe Cellars blends the two winemaker’s combined 40-plus years of experience at such noted wineries as Château Lafite-Rothschild, Château La Dominique, Ridge Vineyards, Cloudy Bay, Far Niente, Chappellet, and Schramsberg Wine Cellars. Drawing on this wealth of experience, the Dashes create vineyard-focused wines that capture the complexity and character of top vineyards throughout Sonoma County and beyond.

Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Zinfandel

Zinfandel(ZIN-fahn-dell) American Grape Zinfandel the American - or Californian - grape. Although it's not from America (Croatia has been named its origin), it does seem quite at home in the vineyards of California. During Prohibition, many Zinfandel vines survived as the high-yielding grape was popular both for home winemaking and communion wine, which is...

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