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Date Printed: 10/21/2014
Dry Creek Vineyard Heritage Zinfandel 2002
Dry Creek Vineyard Heritage Zinfandel 2002
(search item no. 81428)

PRICE ON 10/21/2014: $16.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
2008 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 89 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2006 The Wine News rating: 90 points
2003 The Wine News rating: 90 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 85 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This new era Zinfandel captures the flavors of old Zinfandel vines in a bright, spicy, fruity wine. The result of grafting budwood from rare old vines onto new rootstock has insured that we continue producing a Zinfandel that captures the luscious old vines character. Because of the wine's complexity, Heritage Clone Zin pairs well with a broad spectrum of foods…from hamburgers to pasta to filet mignon.
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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.