Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County

Ridge Vineyards

Guadagni Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2019

Popped too young, but I just wanted to open it, dammit. Classic fairly old-school Zin nose, with brambly blackberry, a bit of American oak, and stony gravel. Fairly tight in the mouth. I love the focused fruit, which is not jammy in the least. It’s very dry (which is almost jarring these days of jammy Zins with residual sugar), and it’s got some youthfully drying tannins. Needs, and will be better in, at least 2-3 years, but enjoyable now. — 9 days ago

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Merriam Vineyards

Jones Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2012

First bottle of this vintage. Very nice. Purple red color. Subtle cherries and cedar on the nose. Medium depth with a classic Cab Franc taste. Medium finish. Pretty good QPR. — 16 days ago

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Unti Vineyards

Benchland Dry Creek Valley Syrah 2018

My mother adores this wine.

A tad too hot and intense for me at the moment. It’s drinking like a cross between a nice Aussie Shiraz and young Cornas. Ripe blueberry, fig, blackberry, olive tapenade, singed herbs, licorice. Long finish. Give it some more time.

— 10 days ago

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Unti Vineyards

Dry Creek Valley Grenache Blend 2018

Solid new world Grenache.

Yes, it’s all fun and strawberry jam at first. But this wine is fresher and more structured on the palate. Syrah lends some smoke, pepper, savoriness, depth and structure. Red and black licorice.
— 10 days ago

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Ridge Vineyards

East Bench Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2019

Balanced Zinfandel with strong notes of pepper and red fruit, mostly cherry. It’s balanced and enjoyable now, but it will definitely hold good for a few years. Very good! — 8 days ago

Douglas, Deborah and 7 others liked this

Ridge Vineyards

Lytton Estate Dry Creek Valley Rosé

Very good rosé for a hot day. Light in the mouth but bursts with fruity flavors and notes of rose. It is delicious and very approachable, perfect to drink this year. — 5 days ago

A. Rafanelli

Dry Creek Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

A delicious blend. Yum — 2 days ago

Severn, Tom and 6 others liked this

Unti Vineyards

Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2018

Wasn’t going to leave the Dry Creek Valley without trying some Zin, and Unti always makes one of my favorites. Primitovo clone (naturally), with a little Barbera (for lift) and Petit Sirah (for tone). Lol it sounds like I’m talking about a girdle… — 10 days ago

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Unti Vineyards

Bianco del Campo 2021

A brilliant CalItal (yes, I said it) blend of Vermentino, Falanghina, Biancolella and Fiano from one of the kings of CalItal (Unti).

Fragrant (lemon ice, lemon verbena) and oh so refreshing (yellow flowers, fresh white melon). Delivers way more elegance and length than you’d expect from a simple porch wine.
— 10 days ago

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A. Rafanelli

Unfiltered Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2019

2019 vintage. Drinking with a little more power and a little less polish than a month ago. — 17 days ago

Ted, Shay and 5 others liked this