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Date Printed: 9/30/2014
Gary Farrell Dry Creek Zinfandel 1998
Gary Farrell Dry Creek Zinfandel 1998
(search item no. 38373)
Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 9/30/2014: $22.94

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine has very forward aromas of blackberry, blueberry and spice, and those themes are accurately reflected and enhanced on the palate by a complimenting component of toasty oak. The wine shows good texture up front, and builds in intensity as the precise acid balance and moderately soft tannins add substance and structure to the lengthy finish.

Alcohol: 14.8% by volume

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About Gary Farrell:

A pioneer in the Russian River Valley wine region, winemaker Gary Farrell released his first vintage of Pinot Noir in 1982 to widespread critical acclaim. For 25 years, Gary Farrell Vineyards & Winery has crafted small-lot artisan wines that capture the impeccable balance and stylistic elegance of some of the finest vineyard sites in the region. Noted cool-climate winemaker Susan Reed now presides over the award-winning winemaking program. Susan worked alongside Gary Farrell in the winery for four years, and she continues to craft the winery's new releases in the hallmark style developed by Gary himself, meticulously handcrafting each lot to capture the innate elegance and layered complexity of each individual vineyard site and growing region.