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Date Printed: 7/26/2014
Dry Creek Vineyard Heritage Zinfandel 2008
Dry Creek Vineyard Heritage Zinfandel 2008
(search item no. 106294)
Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 89 points
Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 7/26/2014: $14.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 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:

Our 2008 Heritage Zinfandel, blended from Dry Creek Valley and Russian River Valley fruit, shows off all that is appealing about Zinfandel. The warm 2008 vintage gave us beautifully ripe grapes. Aromas of raspberries, cherries and spicy oak are followed by flavors of blueberry pie and dark chocolate. This is a very well balanced wine, flavorful and smooth, made for daily enjoyment.
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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.