(From 2012 Vintage) The 2012 Lodi Zinfandel is dark garnet in color with some wonderful old vine character aromas. There are notes of blackberry fruit, spice cake, fresh tobacco, white pepper, and fresh strawberry. In the mouth, you experience flavors of dried cranberry, blackberry, blackstrap molasses, brambly Zin fruit, toasted walnut, and hints of mocha laced cappuccino. This blend finishes with notes of dark chocolate, dried cherry, vanilla from American oak, and deep toasted hazelnut from French oak.
Excellent for a Zinfandel! Rating of 92, well deserved. A great year for this wine and region. Very smooth for its dry notes and tannins. Low acidity, high alc content.
oaky spice clove eucalyptus prunes raspberry tannins finish long