Dry Creek Vineyard Old Vines Zinfandel 2005

Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California

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Item No. 94633
  • red wine
  • WN91
  • WE90
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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Winemaker's Notes

This Old Vine Zinfandel is comprised of five unique vineyards from the Dry Creek Valley. The average age of these properties is more than 80 years old, which contribute a special flavor profile that is difficult to describe. At first swirl, the 2005 vintage displays a spicy, lush black fruit character that leaps from the glass. On the palate, classic briary and raspberry flavors appear with layers of white pepper and cardamom adding a spicy complexity. The finish displays additional spice with smoky vanilla from the French oak, leading to a long and satisfying aftertaste. Delicious to the very last drop!

Learn About Dry Creek Vineyard Map ItMap It

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...

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Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Zinfandel

Zinfandel(ZIN-fahn-dell) American Grape Zinfandel the American - or Californian - grape. Although it's not from America (Croatia has been named its origin), it does seem quite at home in the vineyards of California. During Prohibition, many Zinfandel vines survived as the high-yielding grape was popular both for home winemaking and communion wine, which is...

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