Wednesday, September 24, 2008

2006 Dashe Dry Creek Valley ZINFANDEL (Cal.)

A very satisfying, if not complex, Zin.

Eye: Saturated dark ruby with purple highlights.

Nose: Ripe, fruity nose, with lots of friendly black raspberry fruit and some minerals lurking in the background.
Mouth: Soft, deep, and full-bodied, with ripe blackberry and mineral flavors, a long finish, and nice balance with no excess alcoholic heat. Some tannin to ensure another year or two's keeping.

Score: 88.

Cellar or drink? Drink over the next 2 years.

Price/store: Was $22 and change at Spec's on Smith.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This dash zin was paired with the Lamb at Chef Mavro's (the only independent 5-star) in Honolulu, Hawaii

If you like french style and terrific wine pairings, you should check the place out when visiting the Islands.
Red Wine Honolulu Guy