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2010 Dashe Cellars Zinfandel "Dry Creek Valley"

Winery: Dashe Cellars

Vintage: 2010

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Dry Creek Valley"

Wine Category: Zinfandel

Grape blend: 83 % Zinfandel, 16% Petite Sirah, & 1% Carignane

Region: Dry Creek Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $24

Cases produced: 2,074

KWG Score: 91.8 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: February 20, 2013

Wine Review: The best deal to come out of our big blind tasting is this Zin from Dashe. It is very dark ruby colored and opens with a black raspberry and cherry cola bouquet with a hint of pine. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic and savory. The flavor profile is a blueberry and black raspberry blend with nicely integrated cinnamon, cherry, and old oak. The finish is dry and its mild tannins are friendly. Thus it allows its flavors to linger. The panel thought this Zin would be a very nice drinking wine to pull out at the Apres ski party. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Color: Black-purple, with reddish hues. Aroma: Black cherry, blackberry, chocolate, black pepper, cassis, mineral, Taste: Black raspberry and black cherry, mixed with chocolate, licorice, clove spice. Extremely balanced with good acidity, wonderful viscous velvety texture on the mid-palate, complex, long sweet finish of black cherry fruit, and peppery spice.

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Dashe 2010 Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel.

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