Some people are of the opinion that Zinfandel is California’s best gift to the fine wine world: as Pinot Noir is to Burgundy, so Zinfandel is to Dry Creek Valley. Surely, M IT-educated David Stare – who founded Dry Creek Vineyard would be agree. Hot enough to ripen Zin, but cool enough for a conscientious winemaker to avoid the almost Port wine levels of alcohol that the breed perhaps too often displays. Nicely balanced with moderate levels of alcohol (13%) that showcase its smooth tannins and structure, this Heritage Vines Zinfandel shows wonderful aromas of blueberries and red currants. Give this wine a few minutes to open up to reveal mineral notes that make this wine really stand out. With layers of black cherry, mixed berries, and spice, this Dry Creek Zinfandel stays true its old vine DNA: the finish lingers on, inviting another sip.