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Fanucchi Zinfandel Old Vine Fanucchi Wood Road Vineyard 2002

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In December of 2007 this one is still going into its Prime! While it has all the concentration & flair of a well extracted Old Vine Zinfandel its tannins are smooth & silky it show hints of both raspberry & ripe black berry. It is no wonder this Zinfandel was chosen as an “Insider Favorite” in “Best 75 Wines of California” by Food & wine magazine! Every bottle went @ the 2007 Sonoma County Harvest Fair medal wine pouring but you still can buy a case on line now & enjoy it for years to come!

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Member Reviews for Fanucchi Zinfandel Old Vine Fanucchi Wood Road Vineyard

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Snooth User: Luciano L
806255111
5.00 5
05/21/2011

Still a very nice bottle of wine. It's not as big as Fanucchi's 2004 or the 2005 but it never was. Firm tannins and good ripe blackberry cherry flavors. It is still holding to a nice purple color.


5.00 5
03/01/2011

The Fanucchi Vienyards 2002 Old Vine Zinfandel is still fresh!


Snooth User: Jim Long
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4.50 5
07/19/2010

I recall this being a real nice bright zinfandel


Snooth User: Luigi 100
96978419
5.00 5
11/09/2011

When my family and I discovered Fanucchi Vineyards Old Vine Zinfandel, we originally “fell in love with” the 2002 and we have been buying it online directly from Fanucchi for some time. (They have generous quantity discounts AND Free over night shipping!) As the “Library” 2002 was finally running low we purchased a combination two case package of library vintages and their current 2005 release. … In total we had the 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004 and 2005. –Amazingly Fanucchi offers combination library packages at a discount! Every one of these wines is a delight! The ’01 & ’99 were always considered Fanucchi’s lighter vintages so we were not expecting much out of these 10+ year old zinfandels but they are still sound, have good color and refreshing fruit. The bigger ’00 & ’02 also still have a nice balance of ripe fruit & pepper -as I said the ’02 has long been our favorite. The ’04 & ’05 are the biggest of them all: especially the 2005 it has endless layers of every fruit & spice you’d traditionally expect from a balanced Zinfandel – Clearly Fanucchi pushed things up a few notches with these later vintages but they are as balanced as ever still don’t have any hint of being “over done”- just hitting a greater Zenith. I highly recommend stocking up on the 2005 and trying some of their library wines while they are available!


Snooth User: Sandy D
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5.00 5
02/06/2009

Tasted the vertical they had at ZAP '09 last week. This '02 was Beautiful! It still has great Zinfandel fruit & yummy tannins. Great now & a couple of more years!


Snooth User: TerPhot
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5.00 5
07/10/2011

Fanucchi's 2004 & 2005 are much bigger, bolder, & concentrated than this 2002 but, it's still a very nice bottle of wine.


External Reviews for Fanucchi Zinfandel Old Vine Fanucchi Wood Road Vineyard

External Review
10/16/2008

This is a great Old Vine Zin at a great price. The nose is berries and sweet red peppers, leading into black pepper and blackberry flavors in the mouth feel. Soft tannins and great structure, this wine is consistent from start to finish, and a little softer than the 2004. The finish has great intensity and lingers lusciously. A great offering from Fanucchi Vineyards, snag one and let it age a year or two!


External Review
11/24/2008

Sonoma Harvest Fair 2008 - Bronze Medal


External Review
10/16/2008

I am only giving this one a 99 because I had the The Fanucchi Vineyards 2004 Old Vine Zinfandel next to it & I liked it a bit better!


External Review
07/24/2009

In December of 2007 this one is still going into its Prime! While it has all the concentration & flair of a well extracted Old Vine Zinfandel its tannins are smooth & silky it show hints of both raspberry & ripe black berry. It is no wonder this Zinfandel was chosen as an “Insider Favorite” in “Best 75 Wines of California” by Food & wine magazine! Every bottle went @ the 2007 Sonoma County Harvest Fair medal wine pouring but you still can buy a case on line now & enjoy it for years to come!



In December of 2007 this one is still going into its Prime! While it has all the concentration & flair of a well extracted Old Vine Zinfandel its tannins are smooth & silky it show hints of both raspberry & ripe black berry. It is no wonder this Zinfandel was chosen as an “Insider Favorite” in “Best 75 Wines of California” by Food & wine magazine! Every bottle went @ the 2007 Sonoma County Harvest Fair medal wine pouring but you still can buy a case on line now & enjoy it for years to come!

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