Blackberries, wood smoke, and black pepper roll across the palate in this polished, accessible wine. Some red currant shows on the mid-palate, adding a little zing. This is well- made and well-priced. Drink with short ribs. Recommended. 89 points. DBH

WHO: Dry Creek Vineyards
WHAT: Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Primitivo
WHEN: 2016
DESIGNATION: Heritage Vines
WHERE: Sonoma County, California

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