2016 Dry Creek Vineyard Zinfandel Heritage Vines

Year: 2016
Appellation: Sonoma County
Country: USA - California
Wine Spectator: 90
Connoisseurs' Guide: 87
Wine Enthusiast: 90
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
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"Appealingly old-school, with zesty and briary raspberry, grilled anise and white pepper flavors that finish on a lively note. Drink now through 2022. 22,000 cases made." (WS)

"Here is a solid young Zin that hits the varietal mark with well-defined, blackberry fruit in plain sight at all times. It hints here and there at notes of dusty soil but, in the main, is a straightforward, full-bodied working that does not rely on fancy winemaking extras, and, if still a little rough and raw at the finish, it requires no more than another year or two of smoothing. Reviewed: June 2018" (CG)

"Blended with 20% Petite Sirah and 1% Primitivo, this is a thick, dense wine that offers smoky char beneath rich, full-bodied red berries and softly integrated oak. The finish has touches of mocha and sweet tobacco." (WE)

Winery Notes
The 2016 Heritage Vines Zinfandel is delicious and beautifully balanced. This vintage presents enticing aromatics of raspberries, cherry and a hint of toast and black pepper. On the palate, brambly flavors of ripe boysenberry and spicy dark chocolate come forward. The wine is complex, with bright acidity complimented by notes of berry syrup and mocha. The tannins are silky and smooth to lend a round, rich mouthfeel. From start to finish, this remarkable wine offers refreshing acidy paired with excellent structure.