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Lake Sonoma Winery Dry Creek Zinfandel, Sonoma County California
92 Points

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Region: California Sonoma
Vintage: 2018
Price:
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -355719
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WineScores' Review

Expressive, generous, balanced.
Lake Sonoma Winery is a business venture co-founded by Quails' Gate CEO Tony Stewart. The Lake Sonoma label was established in 1977, but the Valley of the Moon estate and winery Stewart purchased is over 150-years-old (1863) - a true piece of Californian history.
The grapes for the wines are all sourced from sub-appellations of Sonoma, in the case of this Zinfandel, Dry Creek, which is basically sandwiched between the more northerly Alexander Valley and below by the Russian River Valley.
Muddled blueberry and black cherry aromas are woven with pomegranate, chocolate nibs, vanilla liqueur, licorice, dried rose petals and undertones of smoked spices. It is a supple wine with expressive fruit, brown spice and tobacco flavours. Lovely balance and good bones.


Pairs great with Gone Crackers Blue Cheese & Cracked Pepper
 
 
Recommended Pairings
Rich Meats , Barbeque, Good First Impressions, GONE CRACKERS, Game Day Wines


©copyright 2012 Daenna Van Mulligen
Wine Scores reviewed - 2021-11-29 16:00:03.0

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89 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -297929

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92 Points

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Hester Creek Cabernet Franc 'Old Vine', Golden Mile Bench, Okanagan Valley BC
92 Points

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91 Points

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93 Points

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90 Points

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89 Points

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91 Points

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91 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -162209

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92 Points

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87 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -243543

Ranking: 24.00059
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Mission Hill Family Estate Reserve Meritage, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Vintage: 2020
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -162209

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Hester Creek 'Limited Edition The Judge', Golden Mile Bench, Okanagan Valley, BC
90 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -133124

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91 Points

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92 Points

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Hester Creek Estate 'Garland', Golden Mile Bench, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -145362

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Gold Hill Cabernet Franc, Okanagan Valley, BC
90 Points

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91 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -337402

Ranking: 24.000208
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91 Points

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Lunessence Winery & Vineyard Merlot, Okanagan Valley, BC
91 Points

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