Dry Creek Vineyard, Sonoma County (California) Zinfandel “Heritage Vines” 2019

($26):  Dry Creek Vineyard is as reliable a California producer as you can find.  The quality and consistency of their wines reflect the five decades they’ve been at it in Sonoma’s Dry Creek Valley.  Full disclosure: Zinfandel and Petite Sirah are two of my least favorite varieties because they are all too often overblown.  But Dry Creek has blended them admirably (roughly 80 percent Zin) to come up with a fine mix of ripe fruit and spice.  Not overblown, there’s an appealing hint of sweetness in the finish that makes it an excellent choice for spicy BBQ.
89 Michael Apstein Dec 14, 2021