A. Rafanelli

Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

9.320 ratings
9.23 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
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
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
tricia desjardins

mmhhhmmm

mmhhhmmm

Nov 10th, 2018
Raul Puga

My go to. My favorite. This winery got me hooked on wine. Love me some Rafanelli Zin.

My go to. My favorite. This winery got me hooked on wine. Love me some Rafanelli Zin.

Oct 28th, 2018
Raul Puga

Yes this is a baby 2016 vintage fresh off the UPS truck Friday. I'm a impatient person when it comes to this wine. My favorite and a release I've never missed since 1998. This wine is the reason I've become a wine freak and 2016 vintage does not disappoint. Jam and pepper but both are restrained. OMG Deliciousness

Yes this is a baby 2016 vintage fresh off the UPS truck Friday. I'm a impatient person when it comes to this wine. My favorite and a release I've never missed since 1998. This wine is the reason I've become a wine freak and 2016 vintage does not disappoint. Jam and pepper but both are restrained. OMG Deliciousness

Apr 2nd, 2018
Henrik Poulsen

Henrik had this 6 months ago

Henrik had this 6 months ago

Dec 11th, 2018