Sunday, July 23, 2017

Fritz Estate Dry Creek Valley 2013 Zinfandel

Fritz Estate Dry Creek Valley 2013 Zinfandel, $17.99-$25.99 (birthday gift), 87 points, poured a deep sienna color with a clear wine ring and leggy glass bowl.
Aromas were a bit herbal with dusty red fruit.
Medium-bodied with good acidity and a soft underlayment of tannin managed a somewhat Primitivo-styled Zinfandel.
More a red fruit (red raspberry) flavor profiled Zinfandel than is typical of Dry Creek, but way tastier than most reviews I've read.
Finished fair on easy spices, herbal, and a touch plumy, having a well-integrated 14.6% alcohol.
Paired fine with my Mexican cuisine.
This Zinfandel needed decanting.


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  1. Love when Zin is big on raspberry.
    Cool, gold grape-eating turkeys(?)

    1. VG: Not all Zinfandels have to be big and jammy!
      Turkeys, yup, and with them camera-zeroed in on, has already been filed away for "Are wine labels going to the birds IV.