Four Vines Maverick Zin 2010

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89 points Wine Spectator: Big and rather rustic, with raspberry and briary underbrush aromas that lead to ripe plum, ...

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Spicy and earthy with lots of licorice at first then more French oak tones and plenty of sweet blackberry notes with hints of feral, wet dog, shale... Read more

Classic Zin on the nose. Bright fruit on the palate as the Barbera really shines through.Soft fruit and tannic finish. Read more

Ripe and jammy, with an appealing rustic edge, offering aromas of blackberry cobbler ... Drink now through 2016. -TF Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Four Vines Maverick Zin

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 03/30/2009

Spicy and earthy with lots of licorice at first then more French oak tones and plenty of sweet blackberry notes with hints of feral, wet dog, shale, and ocean breeze. Brambly and gingerbread notes add complexity. Big yet very smooth with a really nice refined mouthfeel. Great balance for this weight with apple skin notes right up front followed by deep, dark spiced berry fruits. A bit weighty and murky but intense and chewy and in this style very well done. This is powerfully flavored with dark tobacco, nutty, Toblerone chocolate and dried cherry notes with some streaks of espresso candy and earth leading to a moderately long, intense finish with notes of fudge and herbs. 90pts

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Snooth User: RandyFisher
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3.00 5
09/25/2013

Classic Zin on the nose. Bright fruit on the palate as the Barbera really shines through.Soft fruit and tannic finish.


0.00 5
Vintage: 2009 03/15/2012

Ripe and jammy, with an appealing rustic edge, offering aromas of blackberry cobbler ... Drink now through 2016. -TF


Snooth User: Tyler Worth
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 07/06/2011

88 points. The aroma of this wine is full of oak driven tones. It’s foresty and full of caramel, lightly burnt crème brûlée, vanilla ice cream, and just a faint peppery, grilled tone on the spin. Sweet and luscious, this wine’s smoothness and balance are the first things that I notice about it. Blackberry and raspberry pie filling, cheese Danish, and a mixture of pastries and baked goods seem to dominate the palate and last into the finish. This is a pleasant wine, and a very enjoyable experience, it’s refined and fun at the same time, and easily worth trying. Source: What's Worth Drinking: http://whatsworthdrinking.com/2010/09/16/post-68-central-coast-adventures-pt-7-zin-week-four-vines-winery/


Snooth User: ehrenfrd
83800139
2.50 5
Vintage: 2006 09/04/2008

strong nose of dark fruits, spices (pepper). A little picante. Taste: initially powerful spice and peppery. Mid-palate is a bit more fruity. finish is unimpressive and a little bitter.


Snooth User: aronowm2
333343,705
3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 04/28/2008

Good QPR. Nothing special.


Snooth User: ekw590
127408348
3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 03/27/2009

Aromas of vanilla, pine & dark fruit followed by loads of cedar, earth, black tea, tar. Lots of pithy wood going on here.


Snooth User: lamarr
146169280
3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 04/21/2009

2006 Four Vines Zinfandel California (Horace says Lodi) – Nose: dark fruit, oaky, smokey (but not to the level of Plungerhead…definitely not as potent (much to Hector’s disappointment)), Palatte: sweet, quite sweet, fruity, like a ripe plum, can taste the oak, heavy and full, Finish: light to medium tannins, medium length Lamarr: B 86.1 (nice, but a little too sweet for me, almost like a dessert wine, perhaps a good starter wine for some because it goes down easy, but I’d like to see a little more spice, a little more pepper, don’t think it quite holds up with food, more of an after dinner dessert) Hector: B+ 89 (too fruity to be an A) Alastor: Absent (groggy from midday nap)


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External Reviews for Four Vines Maverick Zin

External Review
02/02/2013

A big splash of Barbera, together with a little Petite Sirah and Mourvedre keep this wine rocking on your palate from its jammy start to its velvety berry/cinnamon finish. This Zinfandel lives on the edge of conventionality and crazy: Part brambly berry. Part blackstrap molasses. All in Maverick's one-of-a-kind balanced and weighty style.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 12/02/2011

Chewy and spicy, rich with blackberry fruit and a hint of velvet vanilla oak. Blended with a touch of Syrah from the Bailey Vineyard. Maverick...The Jam Bomb...mischievous fun!


External Review
Vintage: 2008 09/01/2011

Devious mischief abounds from these dry-farmed, head pruned, old vine vineyards in the Shenendoah Valley. This Sierra Foothill Valley is renowned for its old vine Zin vineyards which produce a wine that is chewy and spicy, rich with blackberry fruit and a hint of velvet vanilla oak. Blended with a touch of Syrah from the Bailey Vineyard. Maverick...The Jam Bomb...mischievous fun!


External Review
Vintage: 2008 07/07/2011

WS 90pts - Winemaker Notes - Devious mischief abounds from these dry-farmed, head pruned, old vine vineyards in the Shenendoah Valley. This Sierra Foothill Valley is renowned for its old vine Zin vineyards which produce a wine that is chewy and spicy, rich with blackberry fruit and a hint of velvet vanilla oak. Blended with a touch of Syrah from the Bailey Vineyard. Maverick...The Jam Bomb...mischievous fun!


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Vintage: 2008 07/16/2013

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Vintage: 2008 05/21/2011

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External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/22/2011

A powerful Zinfandel with laserlike focus, this has wild berry and spice aromas and ripe, intense blackberry, fresh earth and bay leaf notes that finish with tightly wound tannins. Drink now through 2012.


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Ratings & Tags for Four Vines Maverick Zin

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2007 02/28/2011

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2007 02/28/2011

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2007 03/05/2010

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2007 03/05/2010

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2007 03/05/2010

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2007 01/19/2011

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Winemaker's Notes:

89 points Wine Spectator: Big and rather rustic, with raspberry and briary underbrush aromas that lead to ripe plum, sage and spicy caramel flavors. Drink now through 2016. (1/31/12)

89 points Wine Spectator: Big and rather rustic, with raspberry and briary underbrush aromas that lead to ripe plum, sage and spicy caramel flavors. Drink now through 2016. (1/31/12)

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