Dry Creek Vineyard Heritage Zinfandel ’16

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  • Aug 29, 2018

I admit, I too have been guilty of shying away from the Zinfandel section. There’s a stigma – they are too high in alcohol, unrefined, too tannic and not good for food pairings.

Well, that was the old Zin, and while sub-par bottles are certainly still out there, the early 2000’s saw a Zin renaissance with vintners refining their processes to create exciting, food-friendly, and delicious wines. In part because of its old reputation, you can now find great value in a bottle of Zinfandel.

Dry Creek makes a nuanced, structured, incredibly drinkable Zin. The tannins are present, but subtle and smooth. The ripened fruit is restrained, not overwhelming, even in this very full-bodied wine. The acidity helps to keep it balanced, allowing the lovely rich mocha, black pepper, and blackberry notes to shine through. In short, this is a sophisticated wine, that just so happens to be a crazy good match for barbecue sauce.

Pleasant companion for: Grilled Meats, Duck, Chicken, BBQ, burgers, sausages, tomato sauce, hard cheese, earthy vegetables.

Try with our Chipotle Maple Barbecue Sauce.

750ml – $18.15  @ Utah DABC Stores

Dry Creek Vineyard

Producer……..Dry Creek Vineyard
Region…………Sonoma County, California
Grapes………..79% Zinfandel, 20% Petite Sirah, 1% Primitivo


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September 5, 2018