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Brazin Zinfandel Lodi 2011

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Brazin is where old and new worlds collide. Lodi, one of the oldest California wine growing regions, is now home to some of the newest wine making technology. The result is a Zinfandel that is so bold, so intense, that it is dangerously good.

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Founded by Gasparé Indelicato in 1924, Delicato Family Vineyards goal has always been to grow the finest possible grapes, and then use those grapes to create premium wines at affordable prices. Nearly 85 years later, Gasparé's original vision continues with the third generation of Indelicato family members. Nowhere is this more evident in the fact that Delicato has been named US Wine Producer o... Read more
Founded by Gasparé Indelicato in 1924, Delicato Family Vineyards goal has always been to grow the finest possible grapes, and then use those grapes to create premium wines at affordable prices. Nearly 85 years later, Gasparé's original vision continues with the third generation of Indelicato family members. Nowhere is this more evident in the fact that Delicato has been named US Wine Producer of the Year an unprecedented three times at the International Wine and Spirits Competition along with countless individual awards for its wines. Affordably priced and created with intense character, Delicato wines deliver incredible value far beyond their price point. Available in six varietals, Delicato truly is a wine that is perfect for real life. Read less
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Editorial Reviews for Brazin Zinfandel Lodi

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065212,765
3.00 5
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


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Snooth User: RachelAnna
20809678
5.00 5
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
22613310
0.00 5
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
43922898
3.50 5
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
261632886
3.50 5
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
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
05/13/2010

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


Snooth User: Solitaaire
51402710
2.50 5
06/25/2010

Drinkable. Nothing special, but would seem to be versatile for pairing with foods as it doesn't stand out on its own in a huge way. Definitely can pick up on the cherry undertones in the 2006.


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External Reviews for Brazin Zinfandel Lodi

External Review
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.



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Brazin is where old and new worlds collide. Lodi, one of the oldest California wine growing regions, is now home to some of the newest wine making technology. The result is a Zinfandel that is so bold, so intense, that it is dangerously good.

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