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

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Region: California Sonoma
Vintage: 2019
Price:
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Widely Available: $25.0 + across Canada

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -355719
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WineScores' Review

Opulent, 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.
Expect opulent aromas of purple berries and vanilla, licorice, chocolate, pipe tobacco and clove. The palate is supple and concentrated; mocha and liberal fruit it has a glycerol-like weight and balanced freshness.


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 - 2022-11-16 16:00:03.0

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92 Points

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Region: California Sonoma
Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -355719

Ranking: 100.001703
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92 Points

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Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -355719

Ranking: 100.001571
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Lake Sonoma Winery Pinot Noir, Sonoma County California
92 Points

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Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -355719

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91 Points

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Vintage: 2019
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -355719

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91 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -203539

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90 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -155540

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -20826

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91 Points

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91 Points

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Gold Hill Cabernet Franc, Okanagan Valley, BC
91 Points

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Gold Hill Cabernet Franc Rose, Okanagan Valley, BC
89 Points

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89 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -161505

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Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Merlot, Okanagan Valley BC
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90 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -301507

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91 Points

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91 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -231217

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Chronos Syrah, Okanagan Valley BC
92 Points

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90 Points

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Gnarly Head Old Vine Zin, Lodi California
89 Points

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Region: California Lodi
Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -297929

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Wente Vineyards 'Southern Hills' Cabernet Sauvignon, Livermore Valley, California
90 Points

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93 Points

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Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -133124

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Gold Hill Merlot, Okanagan Valley, BC
89 Points

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91 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -78113

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Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards 'Sudden Inversion' Meritage, Okanagan Valley BC
89 Points

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Vintage: 2019
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BC CSPC:
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Jim Barry 'The Lodge Hill' Shiraz, Clare Valley Australia
92 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -57646

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Tommasi 'Arele' Parziale Appassimento, TreVenezie Italy
91 Points

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McWatters Collection White Meritage, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Vintage: 2020
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BC CSPC:
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91 Points

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Finca Las Moras 'Paz' Malbec, San Juan Cuyo, Argentina
92 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -35196

Ranking: 24.000878
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Hester Creek Cabernet Franc 'Old Vine', Golden Mile Bench, Okanagan Valley BC
92 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2020
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -467332

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Charles Smith 'CS Substance' Cabernet Sauvignon, Washington State
91 Points

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Vintage: 2019
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BC CSPC:
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Fort Berens Estate Winery Reserve Meritage, British Columbia
91 Points

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Region: British Columbia Fraser Canyon - Lillooet
Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -78113

Ranking: 24.000759
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Hess Select Cabernet Sauvignon, North Coast California
89 Points

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Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -335794

Ranking: 59.000746
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Gold Hill Syrah, Okanagan Valley, BC
93 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC:
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Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Merlot, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2020
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -161505

Ranking: 24.000699
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Gold Hill Cabernet Franc Rose, Okanagan Valley, BC
89 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2021
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 24.000694
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Fort Berens Estate Winery Reserve Meritage, Lillooet, BC
91 Points

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Region: British Columbia Fraser Canyon - Lillooet
Vintage: 2020
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -78113

Ranking: 24.00065
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Mission Hill Family Estate Reserve Meritage, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley West Bank
Vintage: 2021
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -162209

Ranking: 24.000646
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Lunessence Winery & Vineyard Merlot, Okanagan Valley, BC
92 Points

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Region: British Columbia Okanagan Valley
Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -82584

Ranking: 22.000606
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Acheron 'Footprint The Long Walk' Shiraz, South Africa
87 Points

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Vintage: 2019
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -243543

Ranking: 28.000589
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Mission Hill Family Estate Reserve Meritage, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley West Bank
Vintage: 2020
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -162209

Ranking: 28.000577
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Hester Creek 'Limited Edition The Judge', Golden Mile Bench, Okanagan Valley, BC
90 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2019
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -133124

Ranking: 28.000568
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Hester Creek Estate Syrah, Okanagan Valley, BC
91 Points

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Vintage: 2020
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 28.000534
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Luis Segundo Correas 'Valle Las Acequias' Malbec Oak, Mendoza Argentina
93 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -466722

Ranking: 28.000471
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Upper Bench Estate Winery Merlot, Naramata Bench BC
92 Points

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Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -673004

Ranking: 28.000402
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Jim Barry 'The Lodge Hill' Shiraz, Clare Valley Australia
93 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -57646

Ranking: 28.000337
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Hester Creek Estate 'Garland', Golden Mile Bench, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2019
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -145362

Ranking: 28.000285
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Gold Hill Cabernet Franc, Okanagan Valley, BC
90 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 28.000226
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7 Deadly Zins Old Vine Zinfandel, Lodi California
91 Points

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Vintage: 2019
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -337402

Ranking: 28.000209
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UpperCase Winery Cabernet Sauvignon, British Columbia
91 Points

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Vintage: 2020
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BC CSPC:
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Lunessence Winery & Vineyard Merlot, Okanagan Valley, BC
91 Points

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Vintage: 2021
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -82584

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