A. Rafanelli

Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

9.329 ratings
9.26 pro ratings
Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Zinfandel
Top Notes For
Tobin Trevarthen

A big berry jammy spectacle in my glass. Black fruit, cinnamon, nutmeg, and olioberry. Don’t remember ever having a bad Rafanelli.

A big berry jammy spectacle in my glass. Black fruit, cinnamon, nutmeg, and olioberry. Don’t remember ever having a bad Rafanelli.

Jun 28th, 2019
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

9.3

This is the SONOMA County Zinfandel that is the standard. Luscious cherry, coffee, cola, cinnamon and wild-herb notes. Sleek tannins.

This is the SONOMA County Zinfandel that is the standard. Luscious cherry, coffee, cola, cinnamon and wild-herb notes. Sleek tannins.

Mar 23rd, 2019
Jay Kline

Slow-ox’d for about 90 minutes. Drank alongside the 2015. The 2016 is more dark fruit dominant with a pleasant streak of black pepper, baking spices and vanilla. A lovely spine of acid and tannin. Both vintages are young but this is textbook Rafanelli and should age gracefully.

Slow-ox’d for about 90 minutes. Drank alongside the 2015. The 2016 is more dark fruit dominant with a pleasant streak of black pepper, baking spices and vanilla. A lovely spine of acid and tannin. Both vintages are young but this is textbook Rafanelli and should age gracefully.

May 10th, 2018
Treva McCroskey

AWM :)

AWM :)

Oct 8th, 2019
Kelcie Peterson

2016

Aug 31st, 2019
Stephen Redenbaugh

Ripe raspberry briar nose... dark blackberry note... 14.8 abv... jammy(in a good way)... perfect long finish... paired with short ribs and amazing grilled cornbread

Ripe raspberry briar nose... dark blackberry note... 14.8 abv... jammy(in a good way)... perfect long finish... paired with short ribs and amazing grilled cornbread

Aug 31st, 2019
Katie Journeay

AWM

Mar 28th, 2019
Mike Beltran

Very dark and mouth coating Zinfandel fruit. Opened up after an hour. Quite young with more to come with some bottle age say 6/8 years. Very good drinking now.

Very dark and mouth coating Zinfandel fruit. Opened up after an hour. Quite young with more to come with some bottle age say 6/8 years. Very good drinking now.

Nov 22nd, 2018
Steve Mitchell

This is what Zinfandels are supposed to taste like!

This is what Zinfandels are supposed to taste like!

Nov 18th, 2018
Scott Stewart

Such a class act. Benchmark

Such a class act. Benchmark

Nov 13th, 2018