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Date Printed: 7/23/2014
Souverain Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2003
Souverain Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2003
(search item no. 90473)

PRICE ON 7/23/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2002 The Wine News rating: 90 points
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:

Blend: 90% Zinfandel, 6% Petite Sirah, 4% Syrah

Deep purple in color this classic Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel offers rich aromas of boysenberry, blueberry, wild blackberry and a touch of white pepper. The briary notes continue on the palate like a fresh berry cobbler featuring back notes of cinnamon and nutmeg spice from the French oak, and a hint of black pepper from the Petite Sirah used in the blend. As the fruit intensity continues to the end, resolved tannins take this wine through to a succulent and long 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.