Dry Creek Vineyard Old Vine Zinfandel 2016
The complexity of the Old Vine Zinfandel lies in the spicy notes that are unique to these historic properties. This vintage presents alluring aromatics of blackberry cobbler, fresh cranberries with notes of white pepper, cola and dried herbs. On the palate, brambly layers of black cherry, black raspberry and dark chocolate come forward with nuances of nutmeg, cardamom and cinnamon. The wine is complex, with bright acidity complimented by a long, lingering finish. The tannins are structured, but soft, and lend a round, rich mouthfeel.
Wine Enthusiast: 90
This producer shows its heritage and skill with the variety, blending it with 19% Petite Sirah and 3% Carignan. Clove and gingerbread flavors highlight the spicy palate, which finds companionship in bright cherry and cranberry before unleashing a flurry of black pepper on the finish.