Saturday, June 13, 2020

Dry Creek's Best Zinfandel

We've tried the blends from Dry Creek Vineyard, but we've never really tried their best. I sent them an email asking what they considered their best Zinfandel. I received a reply from their Direct to Consumer Manager, Michael Longerbeam.

Our best Zinfandel? That’s a tough question to answer since we make so many, and they are each so different from one another.

I’ll highlight 3 of my personal favorites.

If your preference is a fruit forward Zinfandel with a nice long finish, this is your best bet

A beautifully balanced Zinfandel made from four different Zinfandel clones

Our mountain Zinfandel. The flavors are full bodied due to dry farming and vines grown at high elevation

With Kaitlynn's help we randomized these and I distributed them. Ted and I shared some confusion around the tasting, but in the end we figured it out.

We zoomed, enjoying the company and wine. It was nice to have Paul and Jennifer.


A - 2017 Vogensen Ranch Zinfandel came in first place with an average of 3.97.

C - 2017 DCV2 Four Clones Zinfandel came in second place with an average of 3.25.

B - 2017 Somers Ranch Zinfandel came in last place with an average of 2.91.

All the wines cost $44.