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  • 2011 A. Rafanelli Zinfandel – USA, California, Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley (7/11/2018)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about 3 hours.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of thatch, black berries and plums. Flavors of black raspberries, black berries and black cherries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink over the short term. (92 points)

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  • 2011 A. Rafanelli Zinfandel – USA, California, Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley (6/8/2018)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of boysenberries and roasted meat. Nice flavors of black berries and black cherries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (92 points)

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  • 2010 A. Rafanelli Zinfandel – USA, California, Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley (6/7/2018)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about two hours.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Beautiful nose of mulled spice wine with added notes of boysenberry. Juicy flavors of black berries, plums and cherries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink now. (93 points)

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  • 2008 A. Rafanelli Zinfandel – USA, California, Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley (3/18/2017)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over roughly an hour.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of soapstone, boysenberry and cherry. Flavors of plums, berries and cherries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink now. (93 points)

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  • 2011 A. Rafanelli Zinfandel – USA, California, Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley (11/24/2016)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of flowers, red berries and potpourri. Flavors of red berries, strawberries and cherries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink or hold. (92 points)

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  • 2012 A. Rafanelli Zinfandel – USA, California, Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley (12/19/2014)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of lavender, black berries and black cherries. Flavors of black berries, black cherries and raspberries. Medium to bright acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (92 points)

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  • 1993 A. Rafanelli Zinfandel – USA, California, Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley (11/4/2014)
    WIML93

    Tasted double blind.

    Garnet color in the glass, dusty looking. Nose of berries, leather and wet stones. Flavors of berries, raspberries and minerals. Tart acidity, resolved tannins, medium body. Drink now.

    My guess was this is the 1993 Ridge Zinfandel York Creek. (93 points)

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NOTE: picture shows the 1996 vintage but I definitely tasted the 1993. Failed to get a picture of the lable.

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