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Date Printed: 11/26/2014
Dry Creek Vineyard Reserve Zinfandel 1999
Dry Creek Vineyard Reserve Zinfandel 1999
(search item no. 50731)

PRICE ON 11/26/2014: $30.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A vibrant and powerful fruit-focused wine. Pronounced spice pairs with berry notes for an intriguing bouquet. Luscious cherry, blackberry, and raspberry flavors precede black pepper, mint, and cinnamon components. Smoky oak completes this well-integrated, beautifully balanced wine. The finish is long and lush with firm tannins.
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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.