Four Vines Zinfandel Paso Robles Biker 2008
The Dusi and Preston Zin vineyards, with their rocky, calcareous soils, grow low yield vines, producing fruit of intense concentration. A splash of Mourvedre lends an extra kick in the mid-palate. The Biker has blackberry, anise spice and vanilla on the nose. Rich, black fruit and spice, lingering to a silky vanilla oak finish. Not yet reviewed, but 2007 vintage rated 91 points and Top 100 Wine of 2009 (#91) by Wine Spectator.
External Reviews for Four Vines Zinfandel Paso Robles Biker
Racy and bursting with fruit, showing smoky black pepper and black cherry aromas that lead to supple, layered flavors of huckleberry, earthy licorice and toasty sage, which linger toward zesty tannins. Drink now through 2015.
Vivid red. Pungent cherry-cola, cracked pepper and spicecake aromas, with a hint of smoky herbs. Then ripe and fleshy in the mouth, with a slightly loose-knit quality to the sappy dark fruit and floral flavors. This rather powerful, velvety wine finishes long, with lingering smokiness and chewy tannins that add shape to the warm fruit flavors.
This is one awesome Zinfandel! At first glance you see the dark purple color, with intense aromas of concentrated fruit. The wine explodes with blackberry, licorice and vanilla. It has a rich and silky texture with a splash of Mourvegrave;dre that lends an extra kick in the mid-palate. This would be a perfect pairing with Veal Marsala or grilled smoked kielbasa.
The trio behind Four vines mdash; Christian Tietje, Susan Mahler, and Bill Grant mdash; are self-proclaimed hedonists, a fact thatrsquo;s reflected in wines like the Biker. The style is full-bodied, concentrated and loaded with personality, yet Tietje preserves a sense of finesse and terrior. Itrsquo;s a blend of grapes from Dusi and Preston vineyards, two highly regarded low-yield sites in the rocky, chalk hills of western Paso Robles. A splash of Mourvegrave;dre revs up the midpalate.
The trio behind Four vines - Christian Tietje, Susan Mahler, and Bill Grant - are self-proclaimed hedonists, a fact that's reflected in wines like the Biker. The style is full-bodied, concentrated and loaded with personality, yet Tietje preserves a sense of finesse and terrior. It's a blend of grapes from Dusi and Preston vineyards, two highly regarded low-yield sites in the rocky, chalk hills of western Paso Robles. A splash of Mourvèdre revs up the midpalate.
Bright ruby. Aromas of raspberry, blueberry, clove and allspice; pretty exotic stuff. Silky, sweet and expressive, with a pliant texture and vivid dark berry and cherry-vanilla flavors. Tannin-free and very easy to drink, finishing with good lift and length.
Pedal-to-the-metal Zinfandel, with wild berry and toasty licorice aromas and full-bodied, ripe and exotic huckleberry, peppered beef and loam flavors that build toward a tight, rustic finish. Best from 2010 through 2014.