Dry Creek Heritage Zinfandel 2019
|Region||California, Sonoma County|
#64 - Wine Spectator's Top 100 of 2019
The 2016 Heritage Vines Zinfandel is delicious and beautifully balanced. Aroma: This vintage presents enticing aromatics of black cherry, boysenberry and plum with a hint of toast and white pepper. Mouth Feel: Brambly flavors of black raspberry and dark chocolate come forward. The wine is complex, with bright acidity complimented by notes of berry jam and a touch of ginger. The tannins are silky and smooth to lend a round, rich mouthfeel. From start to finish, this remarkable wine offers refreshing acidity paired with excellent structure.
Offering tremendous value for the quality, this wine is blended with 19% Petite Sirah. Tart, tangy red fruit, from plum to cherry, layers over undertones of baking spice, cigar box and crushed herb. It's a full-bodied and richly textured red.
The 2019 Zinfandel Heritage Vines 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.
A briary old-school Zin, with lively blackberry, licorice and toasty underbrush flavors that zip along toward the snappy finish. Drink now through 2029. 23,000 cases made.