Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2020

Purple in color with medium intensity.

Fruity nose of blueberries, sweet raspberries, cherries, red plums, spices and black pepper.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with cherries, raspberries, black plums, licorice, chocolates, light oak, light cloves, limes and peppercorn.

Tangy finish with soft tannins and cranberries.

This 3-year-old Zinfandel from Dry Creek Valley is starting to drink nicely, although still young.

Nicely balanced and fruit forward. Showing mild complexity with a soft mouth feel.

Easy drinking and good by itself as a sipping wine. Tangy, bright and interesting.

Would be nice to revisit it in 3 years, and see how it evolved.

I had it all by itself and paired it with a beautiful sunny day.

A blend of 90% Zinfandel, 7% Petite Sirah and 3% Carignan. Aged in (25% new) French Oak barrels for 11 months. Only 502 cases produced.

13.8% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

— 7 days ago

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Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 1999

Slightly cloudy, amber, cherry juice! Slight fizz at the end but could that be from my overheated and broken wine fridge? Possibly 0 years pas the peak but still amazing. #winebid — 5 years ago


Rosé of ZinFUNdel 2011

Great Rosé! Perfect for warm weather. — 7 years ago


Ranch Red 2020

Dark purple in color with a wide purplish/ reddish rim.

Sweet nose of blueberries, cherry pie, oak, spices, tobacco, brown sugar, licorice and light herbs.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with blueberries, currants, plums, cherries, wood, spices, dark chocolates, light earth, tobacco leaf, herbs and peppercorn.

Fine grained tannins on the finish with tangy raspberries.

This is a very enjoyable Zinfandel based blend from Dry Creek Valley. Showing mild complexity at this point, with a nice, smooth mouthfeel.

This 3-year-old is starting to drink nicely, and will get better in the next few years. Easy drinking and good by itself.

An elegant style of Zinfandel. Not in your face kind of wine.

Good right out of the bottle and good for parties.

A blend of 60% Zinfandel and 40% Cabernet sauvignon. Aged for 11 months in (20% new) French Oak barrels. Only 373 cases made.

13.9% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

— a month ago

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Lily Hill Vineyard Zinfandel

This has a very RRV characteristic that I don't normally see in Dry Creek, except maybe Nalle. It has a lifted bright bramble cranberry fruit I love and a transparancy. It reminds me very much of the Harvest Moon Pitts home vineyard but a bit softer and riper.. I love this wine. ( also a bit higher in ABV than Harvest Moon.) No apparent oak whatsoever. Excellent. Want more and let age 2 more years. — 7 years ago


Cuneo Ranch Primativo 2004

Holy black pepper and spicy tannins. This needs to slow-ox for a few hours and should be singing when that pork is done — 7 years ago

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What's the pork? (Pardon the pun)
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Smoked a shoulder


Estate Old Vine Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2016

Nice well-rounded. — 3 years ago

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Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

13.7% ABV.
Great balance and juicy CS aromatics/flavors.
Very impressive.
— 4 years ago

David, Iwan and 4 others liked this
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It’s been many years. Was part of the mailing list 20+ years ago. Always enjoyed the wines.


Reserve Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2004

Last bottle I have, but hell, why wait when it's peaking like this.
Actually it's reminiscent of old-school Rioja.
— 7 years ago

Les, Anthony and 8 others liked this


Vinum Clarum Zinfandel Blend 2012

Dynamite. Low alcohol zin that goes perfectly with food. Loved it. Loved the company, loved the garden fresh veggies and penne pepperonata. — 7 years ago

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