A. Rafanelli

Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

9.322 ratings
9.16 pro ratings
Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Zinfandel
Lamb, Chicken, Turkey, White Rice, Pasta, Potato, Herbs, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Duck, Exotic Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pork, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Beef, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Tobin Trevarthen

Smooth. Fig meets cab. Bold bing cherry.

Smooth. Fig meets cab. Bold bing cherry.

Jan 28th, 2018
Peter Godoff

Perfect Wine

Perfect Wine

Oct 1st, 2017
Shay A
9.2

BBQ & Zin night!

This was served too warm for my liking, especially alongside the hot TX BBQ, so it was tough to get everything out of it, but it was still youthful and powerful. Mainly red and black fruits here, with some sweet oak. Not quite jammy but not quite peppery. Good balance.

BBQ & Zin night!

This was served too warm for my liking, especially alongside the hot TX BBQ, so it was tough to get everything out of it, but it was still youthful and powerful. Mainly red and black fruits here, with some sweet oak. Not quite jammy but not quite peppery. Good balance.

1 person found it helpfulJan 31st, 2019
Lori Mike

Ruby color slight alcohol nose, herbal and dark berries. Not a jammy Zin more medium bodied with a balanced finish. Alcohol in aroma only not on taste or finish

Ruby color slight alcohol nose, herbal and dark berries. Not a jammy Zin more medium bodied with a balanced finish. Alcohol in aroma only not on taste or finish

Oct 31st, 2014
Andy Hall

My favorite Cali Zin. Never disappoints!

My favorite Cali Zin. Never disappoints!

Apr 29th, 2020
Michael Walker

Surprisingly sparkly on the open. Is that 08 or just needs to open up for awhile?

Surprisingly sparkly on the open. Is that 08 or just needs to open up for awhile?

Jul 12th, 2015
Daniel Klasik

Really well balanced. Not a super "CA" zin (nicely free of jam). Flavor nice, but not particularly complex.

Really well balanced. Not a super "CA" zin (nicely free of jam). Flavor nice, but not particularly complex.

Apr 24th, 2015
Blake V

Zin for the win! Blackberry front with a cherry linger.

Zin for the win! Blackberry front with a cherry linger.

Dec 22nd, 2014
Dagny Prieto

Still crazy after all these years. Holds up well.

Still crazy after all these years. Holds up well.

Oct 12th, 2014
Andy Hall

One of my favorite zins!

One of my favorite zins!

Nov 3rd, 2012