Four Vines Biker Zinfandel California Subregion 2006

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2006 "The Biker" Zinfandel, Paso Robles The Dusi and Preston Zin vineyards, with their rocky, calcareous soils, grow ...

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Quinine and treebark emerge first from the glass giving this a curiously earthy and biter edge though the rich mulberry and plum tones slowly gain... Read more

This is a sleek and tasty Zinfandel that is almost sweet with dark fruit. It is an excellent example of a youthful but ripe Zin, without any old v... Read more

Dark sultry spicy ketchup nose. Gritty and refined in the mouth. Complex and enjoyable. Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Four Vines Biker Zinfandel California Subregion

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065211,104
4.50 5
09/03/2009

Quinine and treebark emerge first from the glass giving this a curiously earthy and biter edge though the rich mulberry and plum tones slowly gain the upper hand though a bitter edge remains recalling a bit or burnt brownie. Certainly smells powerful and complex. This is pretty big in the mouth with a lot of power, furry tannins, and yet it retains freshening acidity. There are masses of dark, slightly confected fruit with touches of molasses, mocha and spice helping to frame the fruit and give the wine a bit of form. The finish is hot, rich and of decent length but this is really mostly about the power. 90pts


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Snooth User: Diderot
104965104
3.50 5
05/27/2009

This is a sleek and tasty Zinfandel that is almost sweet with dark fruit. It is an excellent example of a youthful but ripe Zin, without any old vine flavors or raisiny notes. Not large, jammy or overblown, it is refreshing and clean, nicely balanced, medium-bodied, with a silky finish (as noted above) and a hint of oak. It does improve from being allowed to breathe a bit. There is more than a liquid involved: I am not sure how to describe those wines that carry the flavors of the aromas into one's mouth, where they seem to open up and add an entirely new dimension. This is definitely a wine that does that. I enjoyed it with grilled buffalo steak and morel mushrooms sauteed in butter with cream and fresh basil, then again a couple of nights later with a ribeye, grilled scallions, corn on the cob and mashed potatoes with fresh thyme and oregano.


Snooth User: solomania9
63312,961
3.50 5
09/02/2009

Dark sultry spicy ketchup nose. Gritty and refined in the mouth. Complex and enjoyable.


Snooth User: winenectar
13734770
4.00 5
09/08/2009

Out standing Zinfandel.


Snooth User: amcdavid
26153560
5.00 5
10/21/2009

I love this red wine. Wonderful balance and no harsh aftertaste.


Snooth User: 0ldmriguy
14678051
4.50 5
11/20/2009

Great, big zinfandel lots of fruit and spice although the 2007 is even better.


Snooth User: luluchica
68972948
5.00 5
12/21/2010

Big Zin! Love this wine.


Snooth User: josephbutar
65644439
4.50 5
03/26/2011

Yumm. Bold flavor. Hints of cheese and berries.


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55708 Snooth User: oceank8
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Winemaker's Notes:

2006 "The Biker" Zinfandel, Paso Robles The Dusi and Preston Zin vineyards, with their rocky, calcareous soils, grow low yield vines, producing fruit of intense concentration. A splash of Mourvedre lends an extra kick in the mid-palate. The Biker has blackberry, anise spice and vanilla on the nose. Rich, black fruit and spice, lingering to a silky vanilla oak finish. Biker rocks!

2006 "The Biker" Zinfandel, Paso Robles The Dusi and Preston Zin vineyards, with their rocky, calcareous soils, grow low yield vines, producing fruit of intense concentration. A splash of Mourvedre lends an extra kick in the mid-palate. The Biker has blackberry, anise spice and vanilla on the nose. Rich, black fruit and spice, lingering to a silky vanilla oak finish. Biker rocks!

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