Saturday, May 21, 2016

Review: Dry Creek Vineyard 2014 Heritage Vines Zinfandel Sonoma County, CA

I continue to be genuinely impressed with Dry Creek Vineyard of late and so many of their wines seem to be good values. They were always good, especially with Sauvignon Blanc and Zinfandel, but these days the whole winery seems to be humming and I find myself sending more and more tourists there. This Heritage Vines series has long been a good value and the 2014 is no exception. It's a blend of Zinfandel grown on younger plantings grafted from select old vine sources blended with 20% Petite Sirah, 1% Primitivo and 1% Carignane. It has fresh blueberry highlights, brambly blackberry and raspberry fruit and lifted mint notes. It isn't overly sweet or alcoholic and has nice acidity and tannin on the finish. It's an affordable Zin that has a genuine sense of place, freshness and plenty of depth. Highly recommended. (91 points)

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