Original
26 Ratings
Klinker Brick Old Ghost Old Vine Zinfandel

Wine Details

Varietal

Zinfandel

Style

Red

Wine Description

Why? Outrageously delicious Zinfandel that�s tastes twice the price. Porthos Insider Scoop: The most rich, intense and multi-dimensional zinfandel tends to be produced from �Old Vines�, vines that are at least 90 years old. �Old Vines�, also known as Ancient Vines, Gnarly vines (see bottle label on right), Old Timer Vines, Old World Vines or Old Twisted Vines are in decline, mature in age, with low vigor. They tend to have fewer clusters of grapes with smaller berry size, yielding more intense sugars, color and concentration of flavors, producing wines that are generally better read more...balanced with more body and structure. The Old Ghost vines have been in the same family for 100 years and are now being managed by the 5th generation! Tastes: This wine exhibits bright fruit aromas of raspberries and cherries with hints of allspice, clove, white pepper and tobacco on the nose. On the palate it�s loaded with broad flavors of currants, berries, espresso, bittersweet chocolate and more chocolate. Great complexity and a solid structure with a long, lingering finish. (hide)