A. Rafanelli

Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

9.359 ratings
9.211 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
Ryan Wofford

Deep rich fruit with a good balance. Small production. Lovey stuff!

Deep rich fruit with a good balance. Small production. Lovey stuff!

1 person found it helpfulFeb 9th, 2018
Karen Troisi

Nice food wine - a little candied without it.

Nice food wine - a little candied without it.

1 person found it helpfulAug 13th, 2016
Jay Kline

IMO, one of their weaker vintages of the last 15 years and yet still undeniably well made.

IMO, one of their weaker vintages of the last 15 years and yet still undeniably well made.

Aug 23rd, 2016
Marc Stubblefield

Wine Sales at Vino Carta and Kogod Wine Merchant

9.0

Back on form for this producer, who wandered in the valley of over extraction for a couple vintages. Great, brambly Zin, though not for the oak averse. It is really nice oak, though.

Back on form for this producer, who wandered in the valley of over extraction for a couple vintages. Great, brambly Zin, though not for the oak averse. It is really nice oak, though.

Jan 5th, 2016
Lori Mike

Pours currant in color. ON THE NOSE: raspberry and cinnamon spice. ON THE PALATE: no pepper in this Zin. Raspberry clove and nutmeg. Medium body with medium finish.

Pours currant in color. ON THE NOSE: raspberry and cinnamon spice. ON THE PALATE: no pepper in this Zin. Raspberry clove and nutmeg. Medium body with medium finish.

Oct 31st, 2015
Jay Kline

Pure. Brambles. Velvet-like texture. Tannins still grippy.

Pure. Brambles. Velvet-like texture. Tannins still grippy.

Jul 5th, 2015
Tobin Trevarthen

Always special. Big jammy. Raisins. Fig.

Always special. Big jammy. Raisins. Fig.

Sep 3rd, 2014
Kimberly Eber

Quarantine. Pizza and zin. A. Raf never disappoints.

Quarantine. Pizza and zin. A. Raf never disappoints.

Apr 5th, 2020
Andy Hall

Always a strong zin producer!

Always a strong zin producer!

Jan 19th, 2020
Matt Konopka

Wow. Plum, leather, Chocolate fantastic wine.

Wow. Plum, leather, Chocolate fantastic wine.

Aug 25th, 2017