Dry Creek Vineyard

Dry Creek Vineyard

The Mariner Dry Creek Valley Meritage Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2018

Ming L
9.1

For solid, fairly-priced Bordeaux blends from Napa/Sonoma, the Mariner and BV Tapestry are my picks.
The ‘18 is ripe, dark, and juicy and lots of herbal elements. Supple tannins. Long savory finish.
Should have a good 8-10 years life ahead.
— 5 days ago

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Dry Creek Vineyard

Clarksburg Dry Chenin Blanc 1977

With John 05/21/24. Light and balanced — 7 days ago

A. Rafanelli

Dry Creek Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Poured into a decanter about an hour prior to service; enjoyed over period that lasted a few hours. The 2008 pours a deep ruby color with a near opaque core; medium+ viscosity with moderate staining of the tears. On the nose, the wine is developing with mostly fresh, tart, vibrant red fruits: red brambles, red currants and tart cherries with some pyrazines, tobacco, some cool herbs, dry earth and gentle warm spices. On the palate, the wine is dry with medium+ tannin and bordering high acid. Confirming the notes from the nose. The finish is medium+ and the body is perceptibly leaner than both the 1988 and the 2018. That being said, I love its transparency because it is clearly telling part of the story of the vintage. The frost was merciless in Dry Creek in the spring of 2008. So far, the evolution seems slow to me. Drink now with a decant but considering the structure, this has a long life ahead. If I had another bottle, I would open my next after 2028. — a month ago

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Oremus

Mandolás Tokaji Dry Furmint Blend 2011

Jeremy Shanker
8.9

Still fresh even with 13 years in it. Almond skin, lemon rind, white pepper. — 16 days ago

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A. Rafanelli

Unfiltered Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2022

Poured into a Boa decanter several hours prior to dinner. The 2022 Zinfandel pours a ruby color with a near opaque core; medium+ viscosity with moderate staining of the tears. On the nose, the wine is youthful with notes of bright brambles: blackberries and raspberries, cherry (some candied, think Cherry Blow Pop), pipe tobacco, black pepper, dry organic earth and gentle baking spices. On the palate, the wine is dry with medium tannin and medium+ acid. Confirming the notes from the nose with some notes of mocha added to the mix. The finish is long and delightful. Fun to try in its youth however I expect these will show even better after a few years in the cellar. Best after 2027 and through 2042. — 2 months ago

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Ridge Vineyards

Lytton Springs Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel Blend

Raspberry, blackberry, vanilla, and mint on the nose. — 9 days ago

Ravines Wine Cellars

Dry Finger Lakes Riesling 2020

These are consistently delicious and an amazing value for the money. Green Apple and stones. Diesel on the nose. Just love them year after year. — 25 days ago

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Quivira Vineyard and Winery

Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2019

Life is beautiful when you have Quivira Zinfandel. — a month ago

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