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In the wine business, it can pay to be first, and when you position yourself as the first  winery in the Dry Creek Valley established after prohibition, and you’ve had nearly fifty years to protect your craft, you likely have a few advantages…  For starters, having access to some of the oldest Zinfandel Vineyards in Sonoma County offers the key ingredients necessary to produce an absolutely classic Old Vine Zinfandel.  The vines that go into Dry Creek Vineyards flagship Old Vine Zinfandel average 95 years of age and include some that are nearly 130 years old… What the older vines lack in terms of yields, they make up for in power, concentration, depth and complexity, where younger vines simply cannot compete…

Hewn from iron-rich, rocky, gravelly loam soils, the ancient vines that go into Dry Creek Vineyards Old Vine Zinfandel produce tiny yields of just 1 to 2 tons per acre.  The final blend in 2016 checked in at 78% Zinfandel and includes portions of Petite Sirah and Carignane for even more added depth and structure.  The wine was housed for 15 months in oak barrels and the 2016 is drinking absolutely beautifully right now. Old Vine Zins this great, at this modest price don’t come around often enough…. I highly recommend a case.

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Winery Notes: "The complexity of our 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."
78% Zinfandel |19% Petite Sirah | 3% Carignane

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Weight 3.2 lbs
Dimensions 11.5 × 3 × 3 in


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