A. Rafanelli

Unfiltered Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

9.52 ratings
-no pro ratings
Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Zinfandel
Lamb, Chicken, Turkey, White Rice, Pasta, Potato, Herbs, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Duck, Exotic Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pork, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Beef, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Jay Kline

First experience with the 2019 vintage. Poured into a decanter roughly 8 hours prior to service. Initially deep purple color on the pour, it lightens up and becomes more ruby after the extended breathing. Bright bramble fruit, some pomegranate, some black pepper, medium-plus acid, medium tannin. Killer with lamb chops. Extremely youthful right now but quite enjoyable with patience. Like most vintages of Rafanelli’s Zinfandel, this will be better after 2-3 years of cellar time. This will be rocking after 2024+.

First experience with the 2019 vintage. Poured into a decanter roughly 8 hours prior to service. Initially deep purple color on the pour, it lightens up and becomes more ruby after the extended breathing. Bright bramble fruit, some pomegranate, some black pepper, medium-plus acid, medium tannin. Killer with lamb chops. Extremely youthful right now but quite enjoyable with patience. Like most vintages of Rafanelli’s Zinfandel, this will be better after 2-3 years of cellar time. This will be rocking after 2024+.

Apr 15th, 2021
Hugh O'Riordan

My favorite Zin . Silky smooth and spicy and earthy

My favorite Zin . Silky smooth and spicy and earthy

May 6th, 2021
Raul Puga

Amongst the happiest days of the year. Rafanelli allocation arrives!!!! This is my 21st vintage and by far the easiest to pop n pour. Delicious and Elegant 🍷😊

Amongst the happiest days of the year. Rafanelli allocation arrives!!!! This is my 21st vintage and by far the easiest to pop n pour. Delicious and Elegant 🍷😊

Apr 11th, 2021