Dry Creek Vineyard Old Vines Zinfandel 2009

Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California

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Item No. 119203
  • red wine
  • WE91
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: 14.5%

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

At first swirl, this prized wine presents a special aromatic profile that is distinctive and nuanced. From the beginning, one realizes that this wine is going to be a cherished experience. Layers of briary blackberry, raspberry, exotic spice and black and white pepper come forward. On the palate, the wine is precise and expressive, building layers of flavor with elements of bittersweet chocolate and roasted coffee. Several more minutes reveal a bright earthy quality that is truly unique. This beautiful wine is a seamless experience from start to finish.

Critical Acclaim

"This Zinfandel, made using grapes from vines the winery says average 90 years of age, is pretty and polished. It's surprisingly light in body, with a silky, transparent mouthfeel, but the flavors are very complex. The usual wild berry and tobacco flavors are apparent, but there are extra notes of espresso, cocoa, sweet herb, beef jerky and an extravagant array of dusty Asian spices."
91 Points

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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