Lot 630 | 2015 Dry Creek Valley
Gold Medal, 2018 Denver Int'l Wine Competition; A quintessential expression of Sonoma Zin - one of the best we've ever released, if not the best.
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- Dry Creek Valley
- Alcohol by Volume
- Cases Produced
- Now through 2024
- Release Email
Perhaps Sonoma’s (if not all of California’s and hence the world’s) greatest appellation for growing top quality Zinfandel, the Dry Creek Valley is a small AVA sandwiched between the Russian River and Lake Sonoma. Despite a growing reputation as one of the premier wine travel destinations on the North Coast, it remains a tiny, rural area filled with family-owned vineyards, one deli, and no traffic lights.
Sourced a from a pioneering Dry Creek producer who was, understandably, quite proud of the wine (but not much willing to understand the state of the Zinfandel market these days), this deal took about eight months to wait out, but it was worth it. This is, if not the best, certainly among the best Zinfandels we’ve ever released. Pure pleasure in a glass.
Great taste affordable price. Loved the Zinfandel!
I fell in love with Zinfandel in Paso Robles, and their Zins have a wildly intense character...almost too much so, with a deep fruitiness that approaches Port. This one has the same intensity, but it's less fruity. The nose tells you what you need to know--a dry red, but with many layers, and when you take the first (or second, or third), you get notes of tobacco, leather, and (surprisingly) asparagus. It's a complex, intense wine, at an amazing price. I had it with a red sauce pasta and meatballs, and should have been paired with more complex fare, to match the richness of the wine. A classic, rich Sonoma Zin!
A Zin I finally like!
I'm not a huge fan of Zin....but this one is a good one!
This is my favorite Cameron Hughes wine by far! This one and 636. I never had a dark Zinfandel before and I got it in my wine club shipments awhile back and I'm obsessed now. I ordered a few for friends and family for Christmas. An awesome surprise since I normally go for Pinot and Cabs.
A dynamite wine for an incredible price
Last week I received a shipment of this robust zinfandel, and last night I enjoyed the first bottle. I was surprised how little time this beautifully dark wine needed to display its full character. The lack of any major tannins allows drinking this wine on its own, without the need for food to mellow things out. The mouthfeel is extremely satisfying, round and balanced. Despite the high alcohol content this zin does not scream "alcohol." Man, so drinkable. Good thing I got a case, and with stock being low I may have to order another case since there's room in the Eurocave to store a few more....
Quite a score
This is great Zin, even more amazing for the price. This is what CH is all about, high quality wine without the hype.
Get it while you can
I can see why this is a CH favorite. I'm glad I was able to order before it ran out. Not overly jammy, nicely balanced and spicy. Will be ordering more.
This wine is amazing! A surprise hit from the blind buy from the description! Highly recommended as its very flavorful!
Loved it, great tasting. Would definitely purchase more
Susan and Kent
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A classic zinfandel that we keep coming back for. Has a delicious blackberry and tobacco flavor.