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Date Printed: 10/30/2014
Souverain Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2002
Souverain Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2002
(search item no. 81648)
The Wine News rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 10/30/2014: $17.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 86 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"Garnet hue with a fuchsia rim. Voluptuous aromas of black cherry, graphite, mint and violets. Silky flavors of plum, cherry, espresso, pencil and cola. Supple, sweet finish studded with black fruit."
- The Wine News
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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.