Brazin Zinfandel Lodi Old Vine 2007
Brazin scoffs at lesser wines. The first sip of this decadent treat demands another – it's so shameless, so irresistible, so Brazin! 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. Be Brazin with your meals and serve with saucy ribs, a juicy pepper steak, pasta with spicy red sauce or pizza with the works!
I have been a little put off zins recently, after experiencing too many fruit bombs. However, I spotted this one at the Dekalb Farmers Market in Decatur, priced at $12.98, and claiming to have received a ranking of 98 points from some unspecified wine reviewer, so I decided to give it a try. WOW! Brazin is everything that zinfandel should be. Wonderful nose, not too sweet or fruity, just right in every aspect. I'm going back tomorrow to pick up a few more bottles.
Very deep ruby color - almost inky. Nose is quite nice, with spicy aromas with underlying cherry and stone fruit. Was far better the second day and really opened up nicely, which would suggest decanting is in order. Pair with maybe lamb or grilled pork and BBQ, but probably not my first choice for a grilled steak.
dusty nose, like the 06, with a near perfect flavor profile from start to finish, maybe a little tamer than the 06, but an excellent wine with food like barbeque lamb. this was so good, i hunted it down, even though no one near me seemed to know about it. also got a case of the 06. my guests love this one big time.
A full bodied,powerful wine, tannins a plus with a dark fruit, rich chocolate, to be enjoyed with a nice piece of steak
I had a 2006 before, now the 2007 isn't as good as I remember, but different tasting circumstances. I think it pairs great with spicy food such as Indian food, but drinking on it's own it seems thin at times, and too far off-balance towards being over astringent to the point where subtle flavors are lost and fruit only a hint from nose to first taste. Comments about this wine needing air are totally correct, and a good glass too. Still like the bottle design though, that's a different matter from the tasting.
Very enjoyable, although it tastes more like a Cabernet than a Zinfandel, especially old-vine Zin. Dark, opaque in color, earthy flavor with a hint of spice. Pairing it with a grilled ribeye brought out more spice on the finish.
Had this on 11 March 2011, with pizza. Starts with a berry bomb, mainly blueberry and plum and really intense. Some smoky, but light oak follows, with mocca and pepper flavours. Rounds up with a long, but gentle finish. This is a great Zin, I really like it. Need to fill up on this.