Dry Creek Vineyard

Heritage Vines Sonoma County Zinfandel

8.976 ratings
9.17 pro ratings
Sonoma County, California, USA
Zinfandel
Top Notes For
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.

4 people found it helpfulNov 3rd, 2014
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
Julia Crowley

At first sniff & sip, I was instantly reminded of an incredible product from Oregon's Republic of Jam: Pickled Cherries with Fennel & Espresso. Minus the pickled part, the aromas and flavors were almost identical to these beloved cherries. Anyway, cherries, cranberries and juicy blackberries are highlight by fennel, espresso and cedar. Beautiful balance between fruit, fine tannins and elegant acidity result in a stand-out Zin. There's so much to love about this wine & this winery.

At first sniff & sip, I was instantly reminded of an incredible product from Oregon's Republic of Jam: Pickled Cherries with Fennel & Espresso. Minus the pickled part, the aromas and flavors were almost identical to these beloved cherries. Anyway, cherries, cranberries and juicy blackberries are highlight by fennel, espresso and cedar. Beautiful balance between fruit, fine tannins and elegant acidity result in a stand-out Zin. There's so much to love about this wine & this winery.

1 person found it helpfulDec 15th, 2014
Michael Chelus

Blackberry, cassis, vanilla, smoke, white pepper and oak. Great structure and bold tannins.

Blackberry, cassis, vanilla, smoke, white pepper and oak. Great structure and bold tannins.

Oct 8th, 2014
K. Kasper

My favorite bottle of wine under $20, though I might prefer the 2013 vintage.

My favorite bottle of wine under $20, though I might prefer the 2013 vintage.

Jul 24th, 2015
Willie Carter

Trying out the Dry Creek Vineyards Zinfandel and I'm happy. Plums and blueberries on the nose. Earth, spice, and oak on the palate. Nice acid on the finish. A bit dense but not too much. I need 3 or 4 bottles of this after this day.

Trying out the Dry Creek Vineyards Zinfandel and I'm happy. Plums and blueberries on the nose. Earth, spice, and oak on the palate. Nice acid on the finish. A bit dense but not too much. I need 3 or 4 bottles of this after this day.

Jul 16th, 2015
jason carey DipWSET

Good elegant, but with a slight biterness in finish I am seeing with a lot of 2012 Dry creek Valley wines, not just frim this winery. . I still like it. Good balance

Good elegant, but with a slight biterness in finish I am seeing with a lot of 2012 Dry creek Valley wines, not just frim this winery. . I still like it. Good balance

Jul 4th, 2015
Doug Schmidt

Nice body with peppery finish. Rich blackberry color.

Nice body with peppery finish. Rich blackberry color.

Jun 28th, 2015