2014 Dry Creek Vineyard Zinfandel "Old Vine"
Winery: Dry Creek Vineyard
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Old Vine"
Wine Category: Zinfandel
Grape blend: 78% Zinfandel, 19% Petite Sirah & 3% Carignane
Region: Dry Creek Valley
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 2,805
KWG Score: 90 (based on 3 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)
Review date: February 16, 2017
Wine Review: This very dark ruby colored Zinfandel opens with a mild black raspberry bouquet with hints of cedar, Dr. Pepper and plum. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and savory. The flavor profile is a mild mineral infused black cherry with notes of dark chocolate, black coffee and a hint of black pepper and old oak. The finish is dry and its flavors and moderate tannins are very sticky. The Panel suggested pairing this Zin with barbecue beef brisket or pulled pork sandwich. Enjoy - KWGTP
Winemaker Notes: During harvest, our Old Vine Zinfandel lots always show a distinct aroma and flavor profile. Once bottled, the perfumed nuances and dried herbal components shine through. At first swirl, bay leaf and white pepper leap from the glass balanced by deep layers of plum and cocoa. 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 currants, black cherry, raspberry and toasty oak notes. Aging potential: 9 years - until 2023.
Organic status: not organic
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