1997 Dry Creek Vineyard Zinfandel, Sonoma County...

WINE OF THE WEEK

October 13, 1999|By Michael Dresser

1997 Dry Creek Vineyard Zinfandel, Sonoma County ($15).

This rich, chunky, concentrated red wine has a silky feel to go along with its spicy black-cherry flavors. It's a powerful wine that might lull you into the sense that it could age a long time, but in fact it will almost certainly be best over the next three years. Despite its heady 14.5 percent alcohol level, it's a wine in excellent balance. It equals many zinfandels in the $20-$30 range.

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