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Dry Creek Valley

USA, Zinfandel, Gary Farrell, Bradford Mountain Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley, California, 2010

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N/ If I were to wax a bit… she presented as a bright compote of lush red and black berries smeared across a sun bleached river rock. White pepper, copper, and orange zest also waft about. Seductive. T/ Medium-full mouthfeel. Bright acidic boysenberry triggers a mouthwatering introduction to raspberries, black cherries and a nice cranberry […]

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USA, Zinfandel, Ravenswood, Teldeschi, Single Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley,California, 2008

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Red blend of: 75% Zinfandel, 20% Petite Sirah, 3% Carignane, and 2% Alicante Bouschet. N/ Oaky, spiced red berry and plum jam blast. Canvas and burlap, forest floor, and light confectionery. Chocolate infused tobacco. Orange peel, blood, and a light rust closer. Fantastic. T/ Full mouthfeel. Stewed plums and red berry bomb without being cloying. Clean, […]

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USA, Red Blend (Zinfandel dominated), Quivira, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma, 2009

Red Blend of: 83% Zinfandel, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petite Sirah, and 2% Grenache. N/ First impressions were not jammy, which I very much appreciate in a Zinfandel. Black plum, boysenberry, and, interestingly, some warm and dark cassis. Flint, dry earth and tanned leather. Just a tad hot. T/ Full mouthfeel. Clean, plum and light […]

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USA, Red Blend (Zinfandel and Petite Sirah), Wine Guerrilla, Coffaro Vineyards “old vine”, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, 2009

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Red blend of: 84% Zinfandel, 16% Petite Sirah. N/ Acidic, plum reduction sauce. A tad hot during the first 30 minutes – advise a vigorous decant. Tanned leather, acidic granite, pine needles, orange liquor. Absolutely fascinating for a Zinfandel blend. T/ Full mouthfeel. “In your face” bracing acidity instantly followed by plum and cassis ICBM, surprisingly […]

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USA, Sangiovese, Two Mile, Polesky-Lentz Vineyards, Dry Creek Valley, 2007

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N/ Rich, clean, confectionery dusted plum. Blackcurrant. Dry burlap. Earthy. Lightly gamey. Slight barnyard. T/ Full mouthfeel.  Quite clean and vibrant acids, especially for the fruit payload. Blackcherries. Plums stewed with light licorice. Clean, angular, long, and fruit-packed finish. www.twomilewines.com Price = $38 Very Good / Very Good+. 88 / 89 This wine was a […]

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USA, Zinfandel, Terlato, The Federalist, Visionary, Dry Creek Valley, 2008

Fruit bomb lovers and structured wine aficionados can be together in harmony on this one…. N/ Started with pen ink, then transformed into luscious, dripping, ripe plums dusted with black pepper. Light flint and granite. T/ Medium-full mouthfeel. Huge, but round and massively juicy plum and fig jam. Long, satisfying jammy finish kissed with a […]

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