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Date Printed: 9/17/2014
Dry Creek Vineyard Pinot Noir 1999
Dry Creek Vineyard Pinot Noir 1999
(search item no. 23567)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 86 points
PRICE ON 9/17/2014: $27.49

Winemaker's Notes:

Opaque with a garnet hue. Prominent aromas of cranberry, cherry fruit and rose petals give way to a bouquet of creamy vanilla and cloves. Intense flavors of cranberry, plum and cherry play against understated spicy clove and cinnamon. Chocolate, concentrated fruit, creamy oak, vanilla and soft tannins focus all the elements into a graceful finish with smoky overtones.
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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.