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Four Vines Maverick Zin 2010
Editorial Reviews for Four Vines Maverick Zin
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
Classic Zin on the nose. Bright fruit on the palate as the Barbera really shines through.Soft fruit and tannic finish.
Ripe and jammy, with an appealing rustic edge, offering aromas of blackberry cobbler ... Drink now through 2016. -TF
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/
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.
Good QPR. Nothing special.
External Reviews for Four Vines Maverick Zin
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.
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!
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!
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!
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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