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Date Printed: 11/26/2014
Dry Creek Vineyard Beeson Ranch Zinfandel 2007
Dry Creek Vineyard Beeson Ranch Zinfandel 2007
(search item no. 108007)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 11/26/2014: $33.99

Winemaker's Notes:

At first swirl, Beeson Ranch Zinfandel appears to be a subtle wine with underlying dried floral and pepper elements. However, several minutes in the glass bring forward dramatic aromas of white pepper, cardamom and blackberry characters. On the palate, supple tannins mingle with dark cherry, blueberry and chocolate undertones. The finish is long and pure with expressive Zinfandel characters. A dramatic wine from special place.
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About Dry Creek Vineyard:

In 1972, when David S. Stare opened the doors to Dry Creek Vineyard, it was the first new winery to be built in the Valley since Prohibition. Dry Creek created the first Sonoma Fume Blanc, originated the Dry Creek Valley AVA, and was an early advocate for Bordeaux-style blending.

Today, Dry Creek Vineyard is committed to vineyard diversity, vinifying individual lots of fruit separately, and then blending carefully for each final cuvee. Dry Creek Vineyard is also a leader in the stewardship of pre-Prohibition Zinfandel vines and vineyards, and has isolated a clone, called the "Heritage Clone," which is bottled separately from their "Old Vines" Zinfandel (containing wine only from vines no younger than 50 years old), and which has made very promising wines.