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Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

8.94 ratings
8.92 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
"Odedi"

Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.

Very dry on the palate with nice complexity.

Showing red plums, cherries, strawberry jam, light oak, tobacco, leaf, vegetables, earth, herbs, dark chocolates and black pepper.

Soft and short finish and soft tannins.

This 5 year old Zinfandel from Dry Creek Valley is drinking nicely now.

I had it 3 years ago, and it was much fruiter, but showed less complexity. Lost a lot of its fruits by now, and it is showing lots of earth notes, but showing nice complexity. Definitely improved in the bottle these few years.

This is not your typical California Zinfandel. Elegant and complex. A good quality wine.

Would be nice to revisit it in a few years.

Better after an hour of airtime and will pair nicely with BBQ Meats.

A blend of 91% Zinfandel, 5% Petite Sirah and 4% Carignan. Aged for 11 months in (25% New) French oak barrels. A small production of less than 4,000 bottles.

13.9% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$45.

Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.

Very dry on the palate with nice complexity.

Showing red plums, cherries, strawberry jam, light oak, tobacco, leaf, vegetables, earth, herbs, dark chocolates and black pepper.

Soft and short finish and soft tannins.

This 5 year old Zinfandel from Dry Creek Valley is drinking nicely now.

I had it 3 years ago, and it was much fruiter, but showed less complexity. Lost a lot of its fruits by now, and it is showing lots of earth notes, but showing nice complexity. Definitely improved in the bottle these few years.

This is not your typical California Zinfandel. Elegant and complex. A good quality wine.

Would be nice to revisit it in a few years.

Better after an hour of airtime and will pair nicely with BBQ Meats.

A blend of 91% Zinfandel, 5% Petite Sirah and 4% Carignan. Aged for 11 months in (25% New) French oak barrels. A small production of less than 4,000 bottles.

13.9% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$45.

Jan 4th, 2023
"Odedi"

Deep ruby in color with a wide cloudy, purplish rim.

Fruity nose of blueberries, black cherries, wildflowers, light cedar, tobacco, light bell pepper, vanilla, peppercorn, earth, cloves and spices.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with plums, cherries, sweet strawberries, blueberries, vanilla, oak, licorice, spices, bitter greens, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, tobacco leaf and peppercorn.

Medium plus on the finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a nice Zinfandel from Sonoma County. Drinking nicely now even right out of the bottle. As it opens up, it gets earthier and spicier.

Still young and needs a few years in the bottle to mature, get more complexity, and remove some of the vegetable notes. Will be a 90+ wine in 5 years.

Good by itself or with food and would pair very nicely with a burger. I paired it with a Brie cheese and roasted almonds.

A blend of 91% Zinfandel, 5% Petite Sirah and 4% Carignan. Aged for 11 months in French oak barrels (25% New).

13.9% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$40.

Deep ruby in color with a wide cloudy, purplish rim.

Fruity nose of blueberries, black cherries, wildflowers, light cedar, tobacco, light bell pepper, vanilla, peppercorn, earth, cloves and spices.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with plums, cherries, sweet strawberries, blueberries, vanilla, oak, licorice, spices, bitter greens, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, tobacco leaf and peppercorn.

Medium plus on the finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a nice Zinfandel from Sonoma County. Drinking nicely now even right out of the bottle. As it opens up, it gets earthier and spicier.

Still young and needs a few years in the bottle to mature, get more complexity, and remove some of the vegetable notes. Will be a 90+ wine in 5 years.

Good by itself or with food and would pair very nicely with a burger. I paired it with a Brie cheese and roasted almonds.

A blend of 91% Zinfandel, 5% Petite Sirah and 4% Carignan. Aged for 11 months in French oak barrels (25% New).

13.9% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$40.

Aug 11th, 2019
Michael Girouard

Not too fruity

Not too fruity

Jan 29th, 2020
David James

Solid 👊🤙

Solid 👊🤙

Nov 6th, 2019