Dry Creek Vineyard

Heritage Vines Sonoma County Zinfandel

8.8528 ratings
8.932 pro ratings
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
David Shaw

Plummy purple red in color, dense pigment extraction. Cherry raspberry flavors with a hint of prune in aftertaste, light to moderate skin astringency. Good acidity

Plummy purple red in color, dense pigment extraction. Cherry raspberry flavors with a hint of prune in aftertaste, light to moderate skin astringency. Good acidity

Dec 24th, 2019
Erik Helms

Sommelier/Wine & Beer Buyer Whole Foods Oakland

9.0

Inviting, round, and filling. Nicely ripe without overdoing it. Goes well beyond your everyday table red. Nice % of Petite Sirah and barrel time give it depth and complexity.

Inviting, round, and filling. Nicely ripe without overdoing it. Goes well beyond your everyday table red. Nice % of Petite Sirah and barrel time give it depth and complexity.

Aug 5th, 2017
Meg Maker

Wine Writer, Maker's Table

8.6

Brilliant ruby color. Aromas of red and blue fruits, especially blueberries, with a smoky, earthy bass note. Round and mouth-filling, on the palate, with brambly black berries and a zip of acid on the way out. A fruit-driven yet grounded Zin with an earthen core, and quite admirable for $20. 85% zinfandel, 15% petite sirah | 14.5% abv (sample)

Brilliant ruby color. Aromas of red and blue fruits, especially blueberries, with a smoky, earthy bass note. Round and mouth-filling, on the palate, with brambly black berries and a zip of acid on the way out. A fruit-driven yet grounded Zin with an earthen core, and quite admirable for $20. 85% zinfandel, 15% petite sirah | 14.5% abv (sample)

6 people found it helpfulJul 30th, 2014
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

8.8

Really nice balance of fruit, spice and acid. A steal at costco for $13.

Really nice balance of fruit, spice and acid. A steal at costco for $13.

5 people found it helpfulNov 3rd, 2014
Joey Baker

Still young. Goes very well with food. Very dry for a zin. Almost cab like. Mineral, graham cracker, black cherry, plums; very dry.

Still young. Goes very well with food. Very dry for a zin. Almost cab like. Mineral, graham cracker, black cherry, plums; very dry.

3 people found it helpfulNov 29th, 2013
Marty W

Very good. The only wine from the Walmart of wines that I would buy again.

Very good. The only wine from the Walmart of wines that I would buy again.

2 people found it helpfulDec 29th, 2014
Ed Matthews

Plummy nose that is unmistakably Zinfandel, with an interesting fruit character, starts sweet and plummy with decent tannins and really interesting sweet spices such as cinnamon and allspice. Great acidity.

Plummy nose that is unmistakably Zinfandel, with an interesting fruit character, starts sweet and plummy with decent tannins and really interesting sweet spices such as cinnamon and allspice. Great acidity.

2 people found it helpfulSep 16th, 2014
Michael Chelus

Raspberry preserves, black cherry, currant, dark chocolate, vanilla, baking spice and oak. Full-bodied and good soft tannins.

Raspberry preserves, black cherry, currant, dark chocolate, vanilla, baking spice and oak. Full-bodied and good soft tannins.

1 person found it helpfulJul 27th, 2020
Shengli Hu

Bramble and new oak. Tart and jammy. Med acid, med tannin, med+ body.

Bramble and new oak. Tart and jammy. Med acid, med tannin, med+ body.

1 person found it helpfulMar 3rd, 2020
Julia Crowley

Once again, @drycreekvineyard blows it out of the water with their Heritage Vines #Zinfandel! I'm consistently impressed with the zippy acidity and finely integrated tannins. Cranberries, raspberries, cloves, cinnamon and lovely smoky and cedar notes make this wine perfect for #thanksgivingwines

Once again, @drycreekvineyard blows it out of the water with their Heritage Vines #Zinfandel! I'm consistently impressed with the zippy acidity and finely integrated tannins. Cranberries, raspberries, cloves, cinnamon and lovely smoky and cedar notes make this wine perfect for #thanksgivingwines

1 person found it helpfulNov 25th, 2015