Lake Sonoma Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2006

Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California

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Item No. 98314
  • W&S90
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.

Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

A solid structured wine, with firm tannins and integrated oak nuances. This Zinfandel is balanced with forward fruit flavors of blackberry and plum, and accompanied by a hint of black pepper spice.

Winemaker Notes The grapes for this wine were crushed and fermented warm, pumping juice from the tank bottom over the cap of floating skins on a regular basis for maximum color and flavor extraction. The wine was pressed off the skins and racked to 60 gallon French and American oak barrels. The wine was barrel aged for a total of 18 months. The wine exhibits black fruit flavors and fresh ground pepper notes. Its Dry Creek pedigree shows in its supple mouth filling qualities and its lingering finish.

Rich flavors make this hearty 2006 Lake Sonoma Dry Creek Zinfandel able to stand up to charcoal grilled or spicy foods such as venison, lamb, your favorite grilled steak and penne arrabiata.

Critical Acclaim

"Spicy and balanced in a relatively light, claret style, this wine's black fruit lasts past its alcohol and tannin. It's a clean, tightly built zin, with gentle spice for pepper steak."
90 Points

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Benjamin - Arlington, WA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/20/2010)
We enjoyed this wine- it was spicy and rich, and although we paired it poorly- with pasta primavera, it was a very good sipping wine. I'm not wine expert- but it could use a little breathing space. We enjoyed it!
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Timothy Heagy - Crystal Lake, IL (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(8/30/2010)
The Lake Sonoma Dry Creek Zin is a full bodied Zin with nice lingering taste.
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SumGuy - Folsom, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/7/2010)
Very good wine for less than $15.
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Learn About Lake Sonoma Map ItMap It

Established in 1977, Lake Sonoma Winery follows a best of the best philosophy to produce wines that showcase Sonoma County character at its finest. Lake Sonoma Winery focuses on the individual appellations in Northern Sonoma County where California"s top grape varieties achieve their ultimate expression of character. Zinfandel and Sauvignon Blanc come from Dry Creek Valley, where...

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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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