A. Rafanelli Dry Creek Zinfandel 2006

Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California

Item No. 100012
  • red wine
  • boutique wine
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2000
  • RP90
  • 1997
  • RP90
  • 1995
  • RP92
  • 1993
  • RP91
  • 1991
  • RP91

Winemaker's Notes

A. Rafanelli is a legendary Dry Creek Valley Vintner. Their production is highly allocated between their mailing list customers, and long standing restaurant accounts. A few cases also make it to distributors and retailers, most of which also have long relationships with the winery. They make a Cabernet Sauvignon, and a Merlot, but Zinfandel is their calling card. Their Zinfandel is pretty much the benchmark for this variety, and put Dry Dreek Zinfandel on the map.

This is a classically styled, well balanced Zinfandel that has excellent structure and good acidity. Unique among most Zinfandels, this is a wine that is built to age - impeccable balance.

Learn About A. Rafanelli

The Rafanelli family is now in its fourth generation of growing grapes and making wine in the Dry Creek Valley. Our winery is small and family operated. Our focus has always been on quality over quantity. At A. Rafanelli Winery, we work hard at maintaining a tradition of producing premium grapes and handcrafting world class wines. We believe that the wines are first made in the...

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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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