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2013 Dry Creek Vineyard Zinfandel "Old Vine"

Winery: Dry Creek Vineyard

Vintage: 2013

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Old Vine"

Wine Category: Zinfandel

Grape blend: 75% Zinfandel; 23% Petite Sirah & 2% Carignane

Region: Dry Creek Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $32

Cases produced: 3,414

KWG Score: 92 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: February 14, 2016

Wine Review: This dark violet colored “Old Vine” Zinfandel from Dry Creek was well received by the Tasting Panel. This wine opens with a gentle cola bouquet with hints of black raspberry, smoke, oak and black cherry. On the palate, this wine is full bodied and initially displays elevated acidity. The flavor profile is a gentle black cherry-cola and oak blend with hints of minerality and black pepper. The finish is dry and its big dusty tannins and flavors are pretty extended. The panel suggested that this Zin could benefit from a year or two in the cellar. You could also decant it and serve it with a ribeye if you can’t wait. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: At first swirl, cardamom and white pepper leap from the glass with spice being a central theme to the wine. The complexity of our Old Vine Zinfandel lies in the spicy notes that are unique to these historic properties. Refined and balanced, the wine integrates seamlessly on the palate offering a broad array of blackberry, black cherry, blueberry and toasty oak notes. The wine finishes with elegance and sophistication. This is thoughtful Zinfandel - the kind of wine that requires some good jazz and a fantastic book for a long evening of enjoyment.

Organic status: not organic

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