1992 Rafanelli Zinfandel Estate
Dry Creek, Sonoma, California
WB Rating: 86

Alcohol by volume: 13.0%
Price at time of purchase: $ (Library wine)
Type: Zinfandel
Principal varietal(s): Zinfandel

This wine has aged well, but struck us as clearly not as fresh and forward as a younger Rafanelli. Has the usual blackberry, briary Dry Creek feel to it, but in a more subdued style. It's a matter of personal taste where the "cutoff point" is for Zinfandels in terms when they start to lose their charm. To many of us that cutoff is about age 5 - 7, and that's consistent with our experience here. Nice cherry flavors and finish, just not as entrancing as Rafanelli's Zins can be when younger. - WB Team 2001-07-19


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