Lot 744 | 2018 Dry Creek Valley
A textbook expression of top-shelf Zinfandel - one of the best we've ever offered.
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- Dry Creek Valley
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- Now through 2025
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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.
Lot 744 is a stylistically perfect gem from one of the aforementioned family wineries that’s been crafting top rated Zinfandel for decades. This is easily one of the best Zinfandels we’ve ever acquired, and is ready to deliver pure pleasure immediately – no long-term cellaring necessary. Yours for less than half the original tasting room price.
One of the best we have ever had. Takes quite a while to warm and open up but when it does.....WOW!!!! Definitely recommend. Great balance acidity spies dark fruits. Pure luxury on the pallet. Easily drinkable on its own. In process of ordering our second case.
Dynamic Zin for Dry Creek
This Zin Lot #744 tastes as described by Cameron Hughes. Arrived on our door step a few hours ago and since it is now after 5 o'clock here in Florida decided to run it thru an aerator and start sipping before dinner. It has been a long day and I am sure the first bottle will be gone tonight. Plan to serve with an Italian-style beef and potato stew. As a displaced California native, who grew up not too far from the Dry Creek Valley and misses visiting, drinking this yummy Zin is the next best thing to being there! Excellent value.
Great zin - full body
Super rich, lots of flavor. After our 3rd bottle, I can say that letting this decant more than an hour is key, we found 2 hours to be ideal. Honestly, this wine packs a lot of fruit, so it goes great with anything robust you're eating and also finishes with a little tannin. I find it hard to get a zin that is rounded, but this one we found to be right up our ally.
Wine came today so it still has bottle shock: who can wait? I did taste while it settled for over an hour at room temp. Had some Italian bean and sausage soup to flavor off the wine. Initially there was strong berry flavor, very spicy tannin and strong alcohol. After an hour it settled into a smooth, classy berry flavor with little tannin and mild alcohol finish. Wine has long legs at 16%. As always, the price is nuts. Easily on par with another Sonoma Zin I regularly get for $30+
Smooth and full of that great peppery, fruity , zinny flavor. Nice long finish to boot.
The Zinfandel from Cam Hughes never disappoints! 730 is round, rich and full of flavor! Clear cut, great zinfandel.