Dry Creek Old Vine Zinfandel 2016 - Petite Cellars
Dry Creek Old Vine Zinfandel 2016
SKU: 34789

Dry Creek Old Vine Zinfandel 2016

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Category Red Wine
Region California, Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley
Brand Dry Creek
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
The complexity of our Old Vine Zinfandel lies in the spicy notes that are unique to these historic properties. This vintage presents alluring aromatics of blackberry cobbler, fresh cranberries with notes of white pepper, cola and dried herbs. On the palate, brambly layers of black cherry, black raspberry and dark chocolate come forward with nuances of nutmeg, cardamom and cinnamon. The wine is complex, with bright acidity complimented by a long, lingering finish. The tannins are structured, but soft, and lend a round, rich mouthfeel.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
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Echoing its predecessor in most every way, Dry Creek's 2016 Old Vine bottling again inclines to structured sturdiness yet is marginally deeper in continuous fruit and displays exceptional Zinfandel focus throughout its length. It, too, is a wine that promises to age famously, but those who are forgiving of a bit of youthful astringency will find plenty to like even now. That said, we see it gaining with time and expect it to reach a polished, but still-potent peak some three to five years down the line

Wine Enthusiast
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This producer shows its heritage and skill with the variety, blending it with 19% Petite Sirah and 3% Carignan. Clove and gingerbread flavors highlight the spicy palate, which finds companionship in bright cherry and cranberry before unleashing a flurry of black pepper on the finish.

Alexander Peartree