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Four Vines Red Rhone Blend Paso Robles Anarchy 2009

Member Review by drift75:

Great spicy Zinfandel but smoothed out by the other varietals. Very interesting!

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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

Member Reviews for Four Vines Red Rhone Blend Paso Robles Anarchy

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Snooth User: drift75
8128984
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 09/05/2011

Great spicy Zinfandel but smoothed out by the other varietals. Very interesting!


Snooth User: Ron5953
634884297
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 07/23/2012

Four glasses


Snooth User: Waldopete
7227137
0.00 5
Vintage: 2007 03/18/2010

The perfect music to pair with Anarchy - from the A Single Man soundtrack; Drowning - listen here: http://bit.ly/AnarchyFourVines


Snooth User: Ron5953
634884297
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 04/03/2012

Four glasses


Snooth User: drdebs
6497901
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 04/22/2007

Bright red fruits and ample tannins distinguish this young red. Let it settle down a bit, and it will be complex and spicy. Best from 2008.


Snooth User: drdebs
6497901
4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 03/20/2007

Nouveau Rhone-style blend with an infusion of zin that you can really taste. Syrah, zin, mourvedre. Jammy red and black fruits, nice spice. Good texture and mouthfeel.


Snooth User: edink
27870377
3.50 5
Vintage: 2004 05/29/2007

When I first saw this on the shelf I scoffed at the notion of a $35 wine with an anarchy symbol label. A few months later I had a chance to sample it at a trade tasting and liked it. It's big, it's bold, it's all California, but in a good way. I'd like to see it age a few more years but it's totally drinkable now. It's a Rhone blend with a twist: Syrah, Mourvedre, Zinfandel. Not for Rhone purists but if you can put up with a little New World arrogance it's quite good.


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