Dry Creek Vineyard was founded in 1972 by David S. Stare. Kim Stare Wallace now runs the winery and Tim Bell is the winemaker. Dry Creek Vineyard makes a wide array of wines but is certainly best know for it’s Zinfandel program.
Purple in color. 14.5% ABV. 81% Zinfandel and 19% Petite Sirah. Savory nose of black fruits, plums and pepper. Medium body with medium acidity. Somewhat dark and brooding. Blackberry, black cherry, pepper and a hint of vanilla on the palate. Tremendous length on the finish. Delicious and easy to drink. Quintessential Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel. Best over the next 3-5 years.
My rating: 90 points.
Although not quite on par with the best values like Carlisle Sonoma County and Turly Old Vines the Dry Creek Vineyard Heritage Vines Zin compares well with Zins like the Seghesio Sonoma County. Give it a try!