Friday, June 17, 2016

Hobo Dry Creek Valley 2008 Zinfandel

HOBO Dry Creek Valley 2008 Zinfandel, $15.30-$22.00, 90 points, was bright red with flashes of maroon and a bleeding broad wine ring at the glass wall of heavy sheeting.
Aromatic and interesting aromas of juniper, spearmint, sandalwood, clove, and cedar were outstanding.
The medium to medium-plus body managed well its fair-plus acidity and mostly resolved tannin.
Flavors of spearmint, truffle, and red cherry were highly enhanced by hot spices and the restrained 14.7% alcohol.


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  1. It took me a bit to catch up with reading all your last-week-plus wine reviews (I'm behind with everything this month), but really enjoyed all the Zinfandel posts...that Rock Wall Zin sounds interesting.

    1. VG: I'm sure you are busy as all-get-out!
      Thx for visiting and commenting; yes the Rock Wall was excellent (a bit pricy), and being another Mayacamas mountain sourced wine, it should be a no-brainer!

  2. Just quaffed a 2014 Dry Creek Vineyard, Heritage Vines Zinfandel (Sonoma) with homemade pizza. Way too oaky, but only about $17. Ya get what ya pay for!

    1. VG: Interestingly enough, the 2006 D.Creek Heritage was one of the cellared Zins that didn't stand the test of time very well.
      Their Vineyard was one of our favorites, and they have other cracking/good Zins!