(From 2011 Vintage) Old Vine Zinfandel has a gnarly core of rich, dark berry flavors with layers of spice, plum, pepper and vanilla balanced by light hint of toasted oak.
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"Makes a bold statement at first sip. Our quest for outstanding Zinfandel led us down a country road into the heart of Lodi, California revealing a sea of gnarled, 35 – 80 year-old vines pruned in a special, mop-topped way called “head trained”. True gnarly heads, these old vines yield fewer grape clusters with smaller berries than trellised vines. These mighty little berries produce intense, bold wines that are deep in color with concentrated dark fruit flavors. Our Old Vine Zinfandel has a gnarly core of rich, dark berry flavors with layers of spice, plum, pepper and vanilla balanced by light hint of toasted oak. Break out a bottle Gnarly Old Vine Zin and pair with BBQ pork ribs, moms favorite Chili or steak fajitas."
Superior to the 2007, smoother with deep, rich flavor. Good with grilled meats; a "go to" zinfandel at this price.
smooth, rich, tastes like Christmas - plum, vanilla, pepper, licorice
My house red, reliably enjoyed even by wine newbies.
very good - especially with food. not jammy
very good for the money.
One of our favorites.
simple, a bit tart