2015 Dry Creek Vineyard Zinfandel Old Vine

Year: 2015
Appellation: Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County
Country: USA-California
Wine Spectator: 89
California Grapevine: 91
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
Price :

76% Zinfandel, 22% Petite Sirah, 2% Carignane

"Zesty and brambly, with raspberry and dill aromas and lively cherry, grilled anise and white pepper flavors. Drink now through 2023. 2,200 cases made." (WS)

"4. 2015 Dry Creek Vineyard, ?Old Vine,? Dry Creek Valley ($35) ? Medium purplish ruby; attractive, forward, ripe, briary, blackberry jam aroma with spicy notes, and hints of dried herbs, mocha, and cracked pepper; full body; rich, spicy, cedary, brambly, peppery, red and black berry fruit flavors with firm acidity; medium-full to full tannin; lingering aftertaste. Nicely balanced and structured to be enjoyed now and over the next two to four years. Very highly recommended. 14.5% alcohol; 2,200 cases; blended with 22% PS and 2% Carignane; released May 2017. (Group Score: 16.4, 2/1/1; My Score: 17 [91/100], fourth place)" (CGV)

Winery Notes:
First coined by Dry Creek Vineyard in 1987, the term ?Old Vine? has special meaning to our family winery. Although there is no legal definition, we define an old vine vineyard as having vines that average more than 50 years in age. For this bottling of our Old Vine Zinfandel, the vines are more than 95 years in age and in some cases, more than 110 years old! Old Vine Zinfandel vineyards remain the most prized and historic of all plantings in the Dry Creek Valley.