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Fields Family Wines Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel 2012

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Watermelon seeds greet the nose which is rather tight and earthy with aromas of hot, dry soil and cactus pads adding detail to the dark mulberry and raspberry aromas. Nicely bright on entry with an early edge of sweetness and a voluptuous feel. This features lots of clear black plum and candied black raspberry fruit on the palate and shows a moderately long, clean finish. 87pts

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Fields Family Vineyards & Winery:
  Fields Family Wines is not just a winery, it’s also a collection. Not a collection of wineries, but a collection of family and friends, all working together to make the vineyard what it is today. After years of searching for the perfect land, the Fields family decided on a place along Woodbridge Road, in the heart of the Lodi appellation. With the help of Ryan Sherman, their... Read more
  Fields Family Wines is not just a winery, it’s also a collection. Not a collection of wineries, but a collection of family and friends, all working together to make the vineyard what it is today. After years of searching for the perfect land, the Fields family decided on a place along Woodbridge Road, in the heart of the Lodi appellation. With the help of Ryan Sherman, their winemaker, and the constant care of the Fields family, including Russ, Melinda, Van, Zack, and Mia, they collected their first harvest at the end of 2007. There are three main grapes grown at the Fields Family’s vineyards: Organic Syrah, Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon, and Old Vine Zinfandel. The Syrah has been certified organic, and the highly demanded grapes are used in both the Field Family Wines label as well as in other wines throughout California. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Fields Family Wines Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,802
3.50 5
06/02/2014

Watermelon seeds greet the nose which is rather tight and earthy with aromas of hot, dry soil and cactus pads adding detail to the dark mulberry and raspberry aromas. Nicely bright on entry with an early edge of sweetness and a voluptuous feel. This features lots of clear black plum and candied black raspberry fruit on the palate and shows a moderately long, clean finish. 87pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,802
3.50 5
Vintage: 2011 06/02/2014

Fairly intense aromas of loamy earth, plums, ink and violets greet the nose. This really does have an almost floral extract on the nose. Rich and moderately chewy in the mouth, there are some attractively ripe tannins here supporting flavors that are a bit plummy with hints of of chocolate and lots of Provençal herb accents making this almost Chateauneufy in the mouth. Lots of red berry fruit shows up on the modest finish. Really quite engaging. 88pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,802
3.50 5
Vintage: 2011 06/07/2013

Raw beef, sage, bay and bay leaf all come together on the tight nose that shows an overlay of used wood. Opening with a burst of boysenberry this turns smooth polished and integrated in the mouth with a hint of milk chocolate accenting the clear if light fruit which is joined by a late arriving hint of green herb. Super fresh yet thoroughly ripe fruit on the modest finish completes the package. This is pretty suave and elegant Zinfandel and while it is textural beautiful, it is also just a bit on the simple side in the mouth, the aromatics are lovely so perhaps the palate will follow. 88pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,802
4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 06/07/2013

Fairly complex if still on the subtle side with light aromas of mineral, a little gingerbread, some dried fruit, and some tobacco and wild herb notes. In the mouth this is smooth, powerful, and transparent, with lovely structural integration and balance. With a palate rich with lovely cut plum, cocoa, and wild berry fruits all supported by juicy acids and ripe tannins that drive the moderately long finish. Very complete, and very Zinfandel. 90pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,802
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 06/07/2013

Big berry fruit over an assertive base of briar wood that’s a little spicy and a little gamy. This shows a touch of sweetness on entry followed by a smooth, polished mouthfeel delivering raspberry fruit with nice hints of briar and a little milk chocolatey-ness on the palate. Finishing with modest length, this does show good transparency, fine length. 87pts


Member Reviews for Fields Family Wines Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel

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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,802
4.40 5
06/02/2014

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: aureliolaw
69124225
5.00 5
Vintage: 2010 03/04/2011

This Zin has a light spicy boysenberry bouquet. On the palate, this medium bodied wine is very well balanced and silky with delicious spicy black cherry flavors with minor hints of chocolate that float about. The finish is dry and its persistent tannins sail on. I introduced this wine to a peppercorn crusted Filet and we all fell in love at the table.


Snooth User: Suzie Pepper
73543720
5.00 5
Vintage: 2010 01/18/2011

Love this wine! Absolutely fantastic!


Snooth User: 0922bonecrusher
69038320
5.00 5
Vintage: 2010 12/22/2010

Love this wine


Snooth User: Russ Fields
588946109
5.00 5
Vintage: 2010 02/07/2011

Winemakers Challenge Gold Medal Winner


Snooth User: lodiwino
22231882
5.00 5
Vintage: 2010 12/21/2010

This wine offers bright and concentrated blackberry and black cherry aromas, with smoky, spicy notes and an almost Pinot-like texture. There is a bit of Petite Sirah for added color, spice and finesse. There is great depth and complexity due to aging in French, American and Hungarian oak barrels.


Snooth User: Big P
81473925
5.00 5
Vintage: 2010 04/05/2011

Forget Dry Creek, Sonoma and overpriced Zins - this has it all....well balanced, not some sticky sweet fruit bomb. This wine is as nice as I've seen in some time.


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