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Brazin Old Vine Lodi Zinfandel 2014

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Spicy, and a Little peppery on the nose with an obvious touch of oak adding complexity under nicely earthy and subtly floral toned berry fruit. Rich, round polished and plump in the mouth, this shows off nice acids and soft tannins in a rather easy going, fruity style. The fruit is fresh and red toned, mostly in the strawberry end of the spectrum with good spice accents adding a bit of detai. The finish is a bit short and the acid pokes through a bit turnings this a bit tart and harsh on the finish, though some food would fix that right up. 85pts

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Editorial Reviews for Brazin Old Vine Lodi Zinfandel

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
3.00 5
Vintage: 2011 06/02/2014

Spicy, and a Little peppery on the nose with an obvious touch of oak adding complexity under nicely earthy and subtly floral toned berry fruit. Rich, round polished and plump in the mouth, this shows off nice acids and soft tannins in a rather easy going, fruity style. The fruit is fresh and red toned, mostly in the strawberry end of the spectrum with good spice accents adding a bit of detai. The finish is a bit short and the acid pokes through a bit turnings this a bit tart and harsh on the finish, though some food would fix that right up. 85pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 01/28/2011

Briary nose with spicy, slightly notes and roasted black raspberry fruit framed with toast and coffee notes. Big and pretty fruit-driven right on entry, with noticeable alcohol and extract. This is a big wine for lovers of big wines. The flavors are rich and fresh: cherry fruit with wood spice and some herbal accents over a light underlay of vanilla. The alcohol also shows on the modest finish. 86pts


Member Reviews for Brazin Old Vine Lodi Zinfandel

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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
4.30 5
Vintage: 2011 06/02/2014

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: RachelAnna
20809678
5.00 5
Vintage: 2011 07/29/2009

I don't know what year this Brazin listing is for, but the 2006 is wonderful! I saw it last night as a new addition to my local wine store and thought I'd give it a shot as I usually really like anything from the Lodi region, and I was not disappointed in the slightest. In fact, I think it's going to be included among my regular buys. It's a very smooth zinfandel with a very nice level of spice throughout versus the big POW at the end. I also got a hint of floral in there as well--albeit very slight but just enough to tease me into wanting more. Check it out and let me know if you agree!


Snooth User: equinoxranch
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0.00 5
Vintage: 2011 01/01/2010

Pure garbage. Undrinkable. Alcoholic, thin. Worthless. Add this "wine" to the parts cleaner bin. Anyone who could find anything within this junk worthy of anything positive must be on meth.


Snooth User: connie7899
439221,483
3.50 5
Vintage: 2011 08/11/2009

This is a really smooth zin. Dark fruit flavor...seems to not linger on palate, which was disappointing because it was so good.


Snooth User: Nathan P
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2011 09/29/2009

Paired well with good tandoori grill, spicy mint chutney, nice memorable bite to it at the start, astringent, then smooth, haven't compared to many zins yet, better than Gnarly Head in every way except price. Liking the bottle design, somehow thinking that's factoring into that extra half glass rating...


Snooth User: AmericanPsycho
2767745
3.50 5
Vintage: 2011 10/13/2009

Wow. Take a sip of this before letting it breathe if you want some flavors that will knock you on your a--. After this breathes and calms down you get a very versatile wine that for me has gone great with everything from BBQ, to pizza, steak, and even with just a good old fashioned bag of salty chips. Nice strong fruit flavors, and it leaves a nice layer of flavor on the palate for a good 10-20 seconds, maybe even a bit longer. I also like to bottle design as someone else mentioned. Def. a good bottle to bring to a party, and it can be found for under $15.


Snooth User: farleymr
47862616
5.00 5
Vintage: 2011 05/13/2010

the 2007 is bold fruit, full bodied, smooth and delicious.


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External Reviews for Brazin Old Vine Lodi Zinfandel

External Review
Vintage: 2012 05/08/2015

WINE: Brazin lives for the excitement of discovering Zinfandel’s bold, adventurous beauty. Our Lodi Zinfandel is crafted from head-trained Zinfandel vines that range from 40 to 100 years of age. Our relationships with these family-owned vineyards have endured two and even three generations. The 2012 Brazin Lodi Zinfandel is big, bold and offers aromas of rich black fruit and mocha that mingle with hints of spice and soft vanilla. Intense, ripe plum and jammy blackberry rock the palate of this daring Zinfandel. Balanced acidity and lingering tannins add complexity, concentration and depth to the finish. Don’t be bashful with your pairings. Be Brazin! Serve with slow roasted bone-in country pork ribs, grilled chili-rubbed flank steak or pasta with Italian sausage and black olives. VINTAGE: For Lodi, the 2012 vintage delivered an ideal growing season, producing fruit of exceptional quality across the board. A warm, dry spring yielded a well-balanced crop load in comparison to the two previous vintages. Moderate summer weather and warm temperatures just prior to harvest allowed the grapes to gradually ripen, delivering outstanding fruit across the region. These near-perfect growing conditions gave the 2012 Zinfandel brilliant color, complex layers of fruit flavors and a round, plush palate. VINEYARD: Lodi is Zinfandel country – the grape thrives in the region’s Mediterranean climate and sandy soils. Located due east of San Francisco, Lodi experiences warm days and nights that are cooled by Pacific breezes funneled through the Carquinez Straits. Its fine granular soils offer excellent drainage, forcing the vine’s roots deep into the ground. This unique combination of climate, soil and old vines foster small berry size, which leads to intense color and rich, concentrated flavors. - Winery


External Review
Vintage: 2011 11/12/2014

Big, bold aromas of spice and mocha fill your nose, while intense flavors of plum and chocolate, rich tannins and vanilla mocha notes rock your palate. Brazin is a not a wine to be rushed - don't be afraid to savor its long, lingering finish.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 01/23/2012

Big, bold aromas of spice and mocha fill your nose, while intense flavors of plum and chocolate, rich tannins and vanilla mocha notes rock your palate. Brazin is a not a wine to be rushed don t be afraid to savor its long, lingering finish.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 11/28/2012

Lodi is a prime source for old vine Zinfandel. The warm climate and and the good draining sandy soils let roots go deep and vines get stressed looking for water. Many of the old plantings go back 100 years and because the sandy soil is inhospitable to phyloxera some are still on their original root stock. Brazin sources these grapes, many from the Cusamano vineyard in the Mokelumne River sub-AVA of Lodi. Vines average 40-100 year old and the fruit is deeply concentrated and expressive. Aged seven months in a combination of French and American oak, this wine shows bright berry and spice flavors with a rich, mouthfilling texture. The flavors linger on the finish with notes of chocolate and black raspberry. This wine shows complexity way beyond its price point. Awarded no less than 4 medal including a Gold Medal in the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, they described it as "True to character...exhibits aromas of dark fruit and spice; flavors of plum, spice and chocolate; long finish."


External Review
Vintage: 2008 07/06/2011

Winemaker Notes - Once your eyes glimpse Brazin s deep and inky color, they ll alert your other senses to fasten their seat belts. Big, bold aromas of spice and mocha fill your nose, while intense flavors of plum and chocolate, rich tannins and vanilla mocha notes rock your palate. Brazin is a not a wine to be rushed don t be afraid to savor its long, lingering finish.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
Vintage: 2007 04/12/2011

Once your eyes glimpse Brazin's deep and inky color, they'll alert your other senses to fasten their seat belts. Big, bold aromas of spice and mocha fill your nose, while intense flavors of plum and




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