A mix of six delicious wines from Dry Creek Vineyards, a private, family-owned, Certified California Sustainable vineyard and winery in Sonoma County, California.
Old Vine Zin 2018 (1) - Alluring aromatics of blackberry, boysenberry and bright Bing cherry with notes of cocoa powder, cardamom, and fine leather. On the palate, brambly layers of black cherry, blackberry and black raspberry come forward with nuances of nutmeg and white pepper. Complex, with bright acidity complimented by a long, lingering finish. the tannins are structured, but soft, and lend a round, rich mouthfeel. 80% Zinfandel, 19% Petite Sirah, 1% Carignane 750ML
92pts Wine Enthusiast "Juicy and broad in pomegranate, blood orange and blackberry, this wine also offers tremendously appealing and complex seasonings of dried herb and black pepper. Balanced by underlying acidity, it shows the intensity and intellectual satisfaction of old vines."
Heritage Zin 2019 (1) - Delicious and wonderfully balanced. Alluring aromatics of boysenberry, black cherry, and raspberry with nuances of toasty cedar, warm spices, and cocoa powder. On the palate, brambly flavors of dark berries come forward. Complex, with bright acidity complimented by the deeper notes of mocha, white pepper, and wild sage brush. The tannins are silky and smooth to lend a round, rich mouthfeel. 81% Zinfandel, 19% Petite Sirah 750ML
92pts Jeb Dunnuck "Showed beautifully, with a pure, up-front, silky and textured style as well as classic plum and berry fruits, notes of incense, pepper, and orange blossom, supple tannins, and a great finish. Drink this charming, pleasure-bent beauty over the coming 5-7 years."
Chenin Blanc 2020 (2) - 100% Chenin Blanc. At first swirl, aromatics of honeydew, peach and mango spring forward from the glass with floral notes of orange blossom and honeysuckle. On the palate, the wine has refreshing flavors of watermelon, Meyer lemon and cucumber with hints of white tea and white pepper. The mouthfeel is soft but inviting, with a voluptuous texture. 750ML
92pts Tasting Panel "Lush floral nose; smooth, ripe, and charming. An enchanting expression of an underrated variety."
Fume Blanc 2020 (2) - Aromatics of lime, lemon, apricot and mango leap forward from the glass with nuances of cucumber, lemongrass and white pepper. On the palate, the wine is intense and bright with grapefruit, passionfruit and white peach. Underlying minerality and hints of jasmine, fresh cut grass and jalapeño contribute to this wine's refreshing, crisp finish. 750ML
92pts Wine Spectator "Fresh and effusive, with lemongrass, lemon verbena and fresh ginger notes to complement the core of juicy lemon-lime, green apple and ruby grapefruit flavors. Juicy and mouthwatering on the vibrant finish."