Four Vines "Sophisticate" California 2006

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Our 2006 Sonoma Zin was kissed with a touch of Petite Sirah and aged in small French and American oak barrels for 14 ...

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Musky and spicy with bowls of fresh berries, vanilla, cola, spice, tarry, brownie, peppercorn rare beef, complex and Spicy! Pretty well balanced w... Read more

My favorite where Four vines is concerned...not as bold, but, still spicy with some smoother finish. Great buy for $20. Read more

Concentrated black current nose over cigar box aromas followed by concentrated, earthy black tea fruit, black pepper & spice; hot & pithy: I really... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Four Vines "Sophisticate" California

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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4.00 5
04/06/2009

Musky and spicy with bowls of fresh berries, vanilla, cola, spice, tarry, brownie, peppercorn rare beef, complex and Spicy! Pretty well balanced with lovely wooly tannins and good acid supporting fairly transparent dark berry fruit. Not as spicy as the noise implied and gains a piercingly pure raspberry syrup note. A touch hot and that adds to a minty note with spicy wood tones and pepper on the backend. A vanilla note reappears on the finish the finish with an earthy sweet candied tone and nice refreshing red apple acids. Overall a pretty complex and nuanced rendition. 91pts

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Snooth User: gtcoop
10214370
4.50 5
01/01/2009

My favorite where Four vines is concerned...not as bold, but, still spicy with some smoother finish. Great buy for $20.


Snooth User: ekw590
127408348
4.50 5
04/04/2009

Concentrated black current nose over cigar box aromas followed by concentrated, earthy black tea fruit, black pepper & spice; hot & pithy: I really like this.


Snooth User: simulacrum
4218477
3.50 5
07/02/2009

such a vibrant nose! reminds me of when i make vegetable stock and go a little nuts with the herbs and spices. this wine is weird like that...it reminded me of homemade pasta sauce when i smelled it. oregano, nutmeg... so a teeny bit disappointed with the taste. it's spicy all right but the excitement stopped there for me. the fruit and tannins hit hard but didn't linger for me, which is what i like in a zin. still, it's a solid wine and should be enjoyed with food. made me hungry.

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  • Snooth User: 0ldmriguy
    14678051
    4.00 5
    11/20/2009

    Not as bold as the Biker but a style that lots of Zin people will love. There is room for many different styles in the Zin world.


    External Reviews for Four Vines "Sophisticate" California

    External Review
    Source: Melange Wines
    10/07/2009

    Big flavors yet refined and stylish. With a touch of petite Sarah added.


    External Review
    Source: Melange Wines
    10/07/2009

    92WS no further case discount


    Ratings & Tags for Four Vines "Sophisticate" California

    55708 Snooth User: oceank8
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    3.00 5
    01/22/2009

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Our 2006 Sonoma Zin was kissed with a touch of Petite Sirah and aged in small French and American oak barrels for 14 months. This wine has a sexy nose with velvet vanilla oak tones, followed by rich, spicy berry fruit and a hint of cedar. Big flavors, yet refined and stylish. The James Bond of Zinfandel…he will seduce you.

    Our 2006 Sonoma Zin was kissed with a touch of Petite Sirah and aged in small French and American oak barrels for 14 months. This wine has a sexy nose with velvet vanilla oak tones, followed by rich, spicy berry fruit and a hint of cedar. Big flavors, yet refined and stylish. The James Bond of Zinfandel…he will seduce you.

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