About This Wine
Dry Creek Vineyard is one of the few remaining family-owned wineries in California.
When founder David Stare started Dry Creek, his single-minded effort was to offer the highest quality wine possible at a reasonable price. Stare realized that the winery’s success hinged upon providing that “something special” in the bottle to keep customers coming back.
Today, the second generation is building upon those values. Stare’s daughter, Kim Stare Wallace, and her husband, Don Wallace, are wholly committed to the quality concept. They keep an eye toward the future while being mindful of the original vision of the winery.
Dry Creek’s “Heritage” Zinfandel was first released in 1997 as “Heritage Clone” Zinfandel. Using old vine budwood grafted into a new vineyard, the “Heritage” bottling represents the best of a young-vine Zin with distinctive old-vine characteristics. Cooler Russian River and warmer Dry Creek Valley fruit are on display, with a smooth finish.
California's own grape variety. Red Zinfandel (not to be confused with "white" Zinfandel) can produce full-bodied wines packed with ripe berry fruit and smooth tannins. Flavors of blackberries and spicy pepper.
- Grape Composition:87% Zinfandel and 13% Petite Sirah
- Grape Source:Select Vineyards in Sonoma County, California
- Aromas & Flavors:Raspberry, Blackberry, Anise and Pepper
- Aging Vessels:American & French Oak Barrels (40% First Use) for 10 Months
- When to Drink:Now Through 2015
- Food Pairing Suggestionpepperoni pizza, or pasta dishes.