2011 Dry Creek Vineyard "Heritage Vines" Sonoma County Zinfandel
*Editors' Choice* This is a big, powerful yet well-mannered Zinfandel, blended with 16% Petite Sirah. The Zinfandel vines average 30 years of age, and it's classically Dry Creek, with an exotic spiciness and briary, brambly notes of blackberry, raspberry and Dr. Pepper. The tannin-acid balance is just about perfect.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2011 Zinfandel Heritage Vines is another delicious blend of 84% Zinfandel and 16% Petite Sirah with surprising ripeness and richness. This front end-loaded Zin is very much in keeping with the better 2011s. It offers a burst of spice and briery fruit in its cleanly made, impressive personality. Drink it over the next 2-3 years. (RP)
Zesty and easygoing, with crisp cherry, herb and roasted spice flavors. Drink now through 2019. (Web-2014)