Four Vines Zinfandel Paso Robles Biker 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

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.

  • + My Wines

    My Wines

    Save in My Wines

    Add to Wishlist

    My Cellar

  • + List It
  • + Critic Score

    Submit a Critic Score

    Score:

    Name of Critic:

    Close
3.19 5 0.5
Average Rating Rate It Add
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 Zinfandel Paso Robles Biker

Add your review
Snooth User: MMerlot
35024993
2.50 5
02/20/2011

I guess I am the only one not crazy about this. Medium body, fruit overripe. Not a big Zin, believe me.


Snooth User: purplegenie
76628527
5.00 5
02/14/2011

Five glasses


External Reviews for Four Vines Zinfandel Paso Robles Biker

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

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.


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

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.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

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.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

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.


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

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.


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

Ripe and gutsy, but with enough finesse and personality to make it a complete package. Aromas of wild berry and white pepper lead to briary but complex plum, anise and toasty sage flavors that finish with fine, loamy tannins. Best from 2011 through 2015.


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

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.


1 2


All Prices

Shipping to:

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.

Best Wine Deals

See More Deals »

Zinfandel Top Lists








Snooth Media Network