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Date Printed: 4/20/2014
Dashe Dry Creek Zinfandel 2010
Dashe Dry Creek Zinfandel 2010
(search item no. 120822)

PRICE ON 4/20/2014: $22.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2005 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2005 Wine & Spirits 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:

Dashe 's Sonoma vineyards had a wonderful year in 2010. The cool and slow ripening made for perfectly balanced and expressive wines, and they are amazed at the depth of flavors and fine balance between fruit and acid that makes this wine so drinkable. Extremely dark in color, the wine is just a blockbuster of flavors: black cherry and raspberry, dark chocolate, coffee, mineral and earth, and clove and black pepper spice.

Blend: 83% Zinfandel, 16% Petite Sirah, 1% Carignane

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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.