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Date Printed: 7/22/2014
Souverain Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 1999
Souverain Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 1999
(search item no. 37647)
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/22/2014: $13.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2002 The Wine News rating: 90 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 86 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Bursting with jammy boysenberry and black cherry notes, this Zinfandel is enhanced by a rich, round mouthfeel, which exemplifies the classic Dry Creek "fruit-driven" style of this wine. Modest acidity and soft tannins deliver a balanced, medium bodied wine, touched with back notes of French oak to add complexity and richness throughout the long juicy finish.
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About Souverain:

Winemaker Ed Killian has been making wine in California's Alexander Valley for 25 years. he knows the vineyards in the valley inside and out and understands which blocks will give him the fruit he is looking for to create Souverain's signature style. Souverain's 120-year-old estate in the Alexander Valley is the primary source for grapes for the illustrious portfolio of Souverain wines. Killian consistently produces outstanding wines that represent the best of Alexander Valley, including an Alexander Valley Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as the flagship Winemaker's Reserve Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.