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Four Vines Biker Paso Robles Zinfandel 2012

Member Review by WineSplash:

Here is the perfect Red Zinfandel for all those who love the classic, bold California Zin style. Four Vines Winery are the rock stars of Zinfandel since Zinfandel is practically the only thing they produce! And Paso Robles is the best place to grow a great Zinfandel because it craves the hot, dry climate that this area is known for. Zinfandel normally has a high amount of sugar at harvest and can be fermented to create a dry, high alcohol wine. Those at Four Vines Winery may be thought of as Rebels but they are raising the bar to produce the best wines around since life is best enjoyed with a glass of great Zinfandel in your hand! In my glass, this Biker Zinfandel has a chassis that is deep ruby red in color with a purple rim. Invigorating aroma’s of ripe black cherry, blackberry, white pepper, and spice! Full bodied across the palate that is smooth but rich with tannins. My taste buds were doing some impressive wheelies! Racy flavors of fresh blackberry jam, black plum, wild bramble, pepper, and a hint of cedar. On the second sip, flavors of ripe black cherry, raisin, and smoky oak was more pronounced leading to a long, lingering finish. Intense and complex with wonderful layers of fruit and spice! This Biker Red Zin is truly “The Leader of the Pack”. Vrooom! Vrooom! Pair with grilled red meats, barbecued chicken, lamb, lasagna, tomato sauce based pizza, and smoked short ribs. This Four Vines “Biker” Zinfandel is full throttle and brings one helluva ride! A Zinfandel that may not be for the faint of heart, but with promises to win your heart. A strong 93 Point Score! $24 a bottle average. WineSplashing!!

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Four Vines Winery:
First there was ONE. Winemaker CHRISTIAN TIETJE is a hedonist. He is passionate about wine: making it, drinking it and bringing people together to enjoy it. Chris learned to love balanced, food-driven wines as an aspiring young chef in Boston. In 1990 he moved to San Francisco, determined to pursue his passion and become a winemaker. He fell head over heels for old vine Zinfandel, and began ... Read more
First there was ONE. Winemaker CHRISTIAN TIETJE is a hedonist. He is passionate about wine: making it, drinking it and bringing people together to enjoy it. Chris learned to love balanced, food-driven wines as an aspiring young chef in Boston. In 1990 he moved to San Francisco, determined to pursue his passion and become a winemaker. He fell head over heels for old vine Zinfandel, and began planning for bigger things. Then there were TWO. In 1994, Christian partnered with SUSAN A. MAHLER, a brainy and beautiful scientist and pilot, whom he nicknamed “SAM.” Armed with a degree in Earth Science, SAM took an immediate interest in vineyards. Together they created Four Vines Winery featuring eclectic, appellation-specific Zins, and one kick-ass no-oak “Naked” Chardonnay. They named their Zins Biker, Sophisticate and Maverick. Rich, succulent, fruit-generous wines that pair incredibly well with food. They relocated to Paso Robles where they began experimenting with Rhone varietals; bigger, headier wines that are positively explosive in flavor and form, as in the rogue Rhone blend “Anarchy.” Now there are THREE. Christian and SAM worked harder than ever to grow their winery to 14,000 cases, but they needed someone to help share the load. They connected with an old friend from Christian’s childhood, BILL GRANT, a successful entrepreneur and financier. Bill joined Four Vines as an advisor and financier in 2002 and joined the partnership in 2004, growing to approximately 40,000 cases and introducing new wines named Heretic and Phoenix. Bill travels across the country, turning on new audiences to the Four Vines Incident. Makers of fleshy, seductive wines for aficionados and hedonists alike, Four Vines brings a refreshing, playfully irreverent attitude to the industry. Read less

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Snooth User: WineSplash
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4.50 5
10/24/2015

Here is the perfect Red Zinfandel for all those who love the classic, bold California Zin style. Four Vines Winery are the rock stars of Zinfandel since Zinfandel is practically the only thing they produce! And Paso Robles is the best place to grow a great Zinfandel because it craves the hot, dry climate that this area is known for. Zinfandel normally has a high amount of sugar at harvest and can be fermented to create a dry, high alcohol wine. Those at Four Vines Winery may be thought of as Rebels but they are raising the bar to produce the best wines around since life is best enjoyed with a glass of great Zinfandel in your hand! In my glass, this Biker Zinfandel has a chassis that is deep ruby red in color with a purple rim. Invigorating aroma’s of ripe black cherry, blackberry, white pepper, and spice! Full bodied across the palate that is smooth but rich with tannins. My taste buds were doing some impressive wheelies! Racy flavors of fresh blackberry jam, black plum, wild bramble, pepper, and a hint of cedar. On the second sip, flavors of ripe black cherry, raisin, and smoky oak was more pronounced leading to a long, lingering finish. Intense and complex with wonderful layers of fruit and spice! This Biker Red Zin is truly “The Leader of the Pack”. Vrooom! Vrooom! Pair with grilled red meats, barbecued chicken, lamb, lasagna, tomato sauce based pizza, and smoked short ribs. This Four Vines “Biker” Zinfandel is full throttle and brings one helluva ride! A Zinfandel that may not be for the faint of heart, but with promises to win your heart. A strong 93 Point Score! $24 a bottle average. WineSplashing!!




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