Big, juicy, ripe and tannic. From the crushed wild berry, pepper and nettle aromas to the blast of smoky, raisin-tinged raspberries, cherries and blackberries, it expresses its terroir perfectly. Great price for a Zin of such textbook authority.
Here’s a young, lusty, grapey Zinfandel that really gets the tastebuds watering. Crisp acidity stimulates the palate, while rich, dry flavors reward it with an array of briary blackberries, cherries, chocolate, tobacco and spices. Textbook Dry Creek Zinfandel.
Brings a classic, Bordeaux-like control and polish to Zinfandel’s wild and woolly side. The flavors are briary and brambly, with wild berries, dusty spices, cherries and chili peppers, and the finish is dry and interesting. The spices suggest spicy foods.
This drily elegant Zin needs food to perk it up, especially lighter meats, like veal, pork or chicken. It’s not full-bodied enough for beef, with flavors of cherries and tobacco that are almost Pinot-esque in their silky texture. Good value for its complexity.
A smooth, rich, creamy Zin, luscious in blackberry jam, chocolate and spice flavors. It’s on the soft side, which accentuates the alcohol, but it sure is delicious. Drink now with BBQ.
Break out the barbecue, relax and enjoy this savory wine. It’s classic Dry Creek Zin in a drink-me-now way. Dry, medium-bodied and gentle in tannins, it features lip-smacking flavors of pepper, red currants, tobacco and anise.
Delivers Zin’s briary, brambly wild berry flavors with the punch of high alcohol, which gives the wine a sweet, hot finish. You should know also that the tannins are hard. Rustic, but clean and drinkable with everyday fare.
A little too sweet for its own good, with sugary, blackberry-am flavors. This may have been a deliberate decision to keep the alcohol down to a reasonable 14.6 %. Take away the sweetness, and there’s a great Zinfandel here.