Ken & Derek

Crowdpleazin Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

8.7152 ratings
8.22 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
Zuzu Welsh

Definitely a crowd pleaser. Dry with bold flavor.

Definitely a crowd pleaser. Dry with bold flavor.

1 person found it helpfulApr 19th, 2014
Sara Powell

Loved this Zinfandel

Loved this Zinfandel

1 person found it helpfulFeb 22nd, 2014
Carl Hekkert

Not a bad party favor from International VC Club event.

Not a bad party favor from International VC Club event.

1 person found it helpfulNov 21st, 2013
Amanda Burrill

Solid. Fruity with a slightly musty aftertaste.

Solid. Fruity with a slightly musty aftertaste.

Jan 28th, 2016
Paul Weil

This young Dry Creek Valley Zin verges on the jamminess of Lodi style, but stops just short. It is only 14.5% alcohol and has just a bit of residual sugar. It tastes of ripe strawberries with some blackberry to the finish.

This young Dry Creek Valley Zin verges on the jamminess of Lodi style, but stops just short. It is only 14.5% alcohol and has just a bit of residual sugar. It tastes of ripe strawberries with some blackberry to the finish.

Dec 8th, 2015
Two Forks and a Corkscrew

Chris and I had some differences of opinion on this wine. While we both agreed it was the best bottle we had from our Naked Wines case, Chris was not impressed. He had difficulty distinguishing flavors and felt the wine was lacking complexity. I felt the wine tasted heavily of cherry, blackberry, and pomegranate. I also got plum and currant. Read our full review here: http://goo.gl/0u1bcy

Chris and I had some differences of opinion on this wine. While we both agreed it was the best bottle we had from our Naked Wines case, Chris was not impressed. He had difficulty distinguishing flavors and felt the wine was lacking complexity. I felt the wine tasted heavily of cherry, blackberry, and pomegranate. I also got plum and currant. Read our full review here: http://goo.gl/0u1bcy

May 10th, 2015
Paul Weil

Another great effort to extend California Zinfandel past the frankly silly port-like style as which it has become stereotyped, this Zin shatters the mold. It retains the varietal's residual sugar with a smooth body, avoiding the syrupy sweetness that plague many attempts in favor of a mineral plum and blackberry tone. Great wine for Italian food and a decent substitute for Chianti.

Another great effort to extend California Zinfandel past the frankly silly port-like style as which it has become stereotyped, this Zin shatters the mold. It retains the varietal's residual sugar with a smooth body, avoiding the syrupy sweetness that plague many attempts in favor of a mineral plum and blackberry tone. Great wine for Italian food and a decent substitute for Chianti.

Jan 25th, 2015
Paul Weil

A delicious and balanced Zinfandel, ripe strawberry fruit with restrained sugars. Not what you might expect from this varietal.

A delicious and balanced Zinfandel, ripe strawberry fruit with restrained sugars. Not what you might expect from this varietal.

Oct 22nd, 2013
Bo Conrad

Drinkable a bit tart and tangy but a solid finish

Drinkable a bit tart and tangy but a solid finish

Mar 17th, 2019
Bonnie Sheley

This is a lovely, vibrant medium bodied wine.. paired nicely with my pork dinner. I enjoyed it immensely.

This is a lovely, vibrant medium bodied wine.. paired nicely with my pork dinner. I enjoyed it immensely.

Feb 23rd, 2019