Four Vines the Sophisticate Zinfandel Sonoma 2010

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"A rich and jammy style, but with enough structure and balance to keep this vibrant. Aromas of cherry pie and pepper ...

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There’s a lot of cinnamon oak here on the nose, with rather assertive pepper-tinged, meaty, blueberry, blackberry and crystalized black plum fruit.... Read more

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

Bright red fruit and fresh acidity. Cherries, chocolate and cinnamon, with a zesty cocoa and raspberry finish. Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Four Vines the Sophisticate Zinfandel Sonoma

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065208,781
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 01/12/2012

There’s a lot of cinnamon oak here on the nose, with rather assertive pepper-tinged, meaty, blueberry, blackberry and crystalized black plum fruit. Smells like Syrah. Opulent and mouth filling, this is rich and powerful but well balanced. Plenty of oaky sweetness here. The tannins are fine and well managed and the acidity very well integrated. The fruit is pretty, with great spicy notes and oak-accented blackberry and plum skin fruit. There’s more darkness on the back end, with coffee tones and some obvious toast that comes to dominate the moderately long finish. This is a nicely complete package. 90pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065208,781
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 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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3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 01/06/2012

Bright red fruit and fresh acidity. Cherries, chocolate and cinnamon, with a zesty cocoa and raspberry finish.


Snooth User: Chris Carpita
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 01/11/2012

Lots of toast and marshmallows, bolstered with cherry fruit. Good red fruit in the body.


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 01/08/2012

smooth mouthfeel, a little more subtle and delicate in character vs the other zins I've had from Cali. nicely balanced with a combo of red and dark fruits, a little vanilla and oak on the nose, some spice, definite spice on the finish, but very beautiful non-abrasive qualities.


Snooth User: Kristin Watts
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 02/12/2012

A lot of caramelly sweet notes laced with some heavy, dark fruit. A but toasty and chocolatey with a sexy finish.


Snooth User: Amanda Schuster
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 01/09/2012

The way the fresh fruits (blackberry, raspberry), cocoa, warm spice and acidity dance together is sophisticated indeed. We're talking full on ball gowns, tux and tales, string quartet here. Luckily it's not priced for such an affair because I want to drink this again!

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  • Snooth User: Kate Statton
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    4.00 5
    Vintage: 2009 02/08/2012

    Fruity and bold with some smoke. Used this in a red wine pasta dish (the wine is cooked into the pasta itself - not the sauce) tossed with some evoo, garlic, sauteed chopped parsley and walnuts. sprinkle with parm DELICIOUS!


    Snooth User: pfmackin
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    3.50 5
    Vintage: 2008 03/17/2011

    Surprisingly well balanced with a mellow fruitiness off the top that flattens at the finish with more spice. The aromas can lead to a different expectation of more fruit than really exists. Easy to drink.


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    External Reviews for Four Vines the Sophisticate Zinfandel Sonoma

    External Review
    Source: The Wine Buyer
    10/03/2013

    Nicknamed The Sophisticate because it expresses the elegant side of Zinfandel, this wine has a sexy nose with anise, caramelized sugar, and spicy blackberry jam with a not of cherry cigar box. On the palate, strong vanilla, brooding fruit, spices of dark rum big flavors, yet refined and stylish.


    External Review
    Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
    Vintage: 2009 04/10/2014

    With a soft, silky mouthfeel and a great big burst of black pepper, this is a classic Sonoma Zin. It’s ripe in blackberries and currants, with a briary taste of anise and wild chamomile. Good now with barbecue


    External Review
    Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
    Vintage: 2009 04/10/2014

    Ripe and jammy, with smoky blackberry aromas and soft, rich black cherry, pepper and anise flavors. Drink now through 2016.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2009 09/01/2011

    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.


    External Review
    Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
    Vintage: 2008 05/18/2011

    Dense and jammy, with blackberry and black olive aromas that lead to zesty, complex huckleberry, licorice and black pepper flavors. Drink now through 2015.


    External Review
    Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
    Vintage: 2008 05/18/2011

    Dense and briary, but with an underlying sense of focus and balance. Aromas of wild berry and smoky sage lead to ripe, concentrated blackberry, licorice and cracked pepper flavors. Drink now through 2014.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2007 11/26/2009

    Four Vines Zinfandel The Sophisticate Sonoma 2007 750ML


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    Ratings & Tags for Four Vines the Sophisticate Zinfandel Sonoma

    142448 Snooth User: drsint
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    2007 02/28/2011

    142448 Snooth User: drsint
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    55708 Snooth User: oceank8
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    2006 01/22/2009

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    Winemaker's Notes:

    "A rich and jammy style, but with enough structure and balance to keep this vibrant. Aromas of cherry pie and pepper lead to zesty blackberry and licorice flavors. Drink now through 2016...91" WS 11/12

    "A rich and jammy style, but with enough structure and balance to keep this vibrant. Aromas of cherry pie and pepper lead to zesty blackberry and licorice flavors. Drink now through 2016...91" WS 11/12

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