Dry Creek Vineyard Old Vines Zinfandel 2008

Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California

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Item No. 115286
  • WE92
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.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.4%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Some of the best old vine Zinfandel vineyards from the Dry Creek Valley make up the majority of this incredible wine. These ancient vineyards, averaging 90 – 120 years in age, provide exceptional fruit and it's truly evident when drinking this complex Zinfandel. Dark blackberries, boysenberry, and plum are spiced up with tobacco, cocoa dust, and volcanic ash with finely ground black pepper on the nose. The palate is filled with explosive fruit and an earthy finish. This voluptuous wine envelops your entire mouth with its lushness, acidity, and refined tannins. This is truly a Zin-lovers wine and will not disappoint!

Blend: 92% Zinfandel, 8% Petite Sirah

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Rating:
(10/18/2012)
Style: Earthy & Spicy
Pair with: Pasta > Tomato-base
This wine exceeds it ratings, this is a must try wine. Extremely smooth and flavorful with just the right touch of spices.
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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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