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Date Printed: 12/20/2014
Dashe Dry Creek Zinfandel (375ML half-bottle) 2005
Dashe Dry Creek Zinfandel (375ML half-bottle) 2005
(search item no. 92752)
Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/20/2014: $13.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points

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!

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About Dashe:

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.