Four Vines Zinfandel Paso Robles Biker 2009

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Pretty oaky on the nose, with plenty of baking spices and vanilla over blackberry and plum fruit. Big on entry and slightly sweet, but with plenty ... Read more

Rich and soft at the same time, making this a complex Zin. I love the smokiness and the balance of acidity and tannins that complement the dark fruit. Read more

Another great one from Four Vines. They certainly know how to make the fruits and spices balance out with the perfect amount of acidity. This has l... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Four Vines Zinfandel Paso Robles Biker

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065198,471
3.50 5
01/12/2012

Pretty oaky on the nose, with plenty of baking spices and vanilla over blackberry and plum fruit. Big on entry and slightly sweet, but with plenty of balancing acidity lending freshness to the black plum and oak. The wood tannins come on strong on the moderately long finish, showing plenty of plum skin and plum pie notes. Shows good transparency but lacks some inner harmony. 87pts


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Snooth User: Kristin Watts
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3.00 5
01/10/2012

Rich and soft at the same time, making this a complex Zin. I love the smokiness and the balance of acidity and tannins that complement the dark fruit.


Snooth User: Amanda Schuster
8703411,975
3.00 5
01/09/2012

Another great one from Four Vines. They certainly know how to make the fruits and spices balance out with the perfect amount of acidity. This has less cocoa flavors than the Sophisticate, more about the fruit. I'd love to try this with a slight chill.


Snooth User: Kate Statton
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3.00 5
01/09/2012

smells a bit cinnamon-like with a softer taste and mouth feel.


Snooth User: zinfandel1
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3.00 5
08/20/2012

I pick up vanilla and a little berry (maybe blackberry) on the nose. While tasting there is definite oak present along with a spicey like sweetness, but is not overpowering in any way. It coats the palate nicely and some tannin comes into play gently. A moderate finish. This a pleasant drinking wine.


Snooth User: biondanonima
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4.50 5
01/12/2014

LOVE this wine. Plenty of fruit to start, well-balanced with acid, and then just a touch of smooth tannin to finish. Didn't even need to air, as most Zins do - it was delicious straight out of the bottle. Not cheap at $19 from Wine Library, but well worth it.


Snooth User: GinaRichard
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4.50 5
08/18/2012

Bold, somewhat unusual. Chocolate, pepper and earthy notes with wonderful fruit forwardness.


Snooth User: msvnu814
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4.50 5
11/10/2011

amazing, one of my favorites


External Reviews for Four Vines Zinfandel Paso Robles Biker

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/30/2012

The alcoholrsquo;s a little high on this Zin, giving it some burn. But itrsquo;s very smooth and velvety in texture, with complex, pleasing wild berry, anise, pepper and sandalwood flavors. Classic Paso Zin for drinking with roasted or grilled meats and poultry.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
10/25/2011

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.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
10/25/2011

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 Mourvèdre that lends an extra kick in the mid-palate. This would be a perfect pairing with Veal Marsala or grilled smoked kielbasa.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
10/25/2011

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.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
10/25/2011

Appealingly rustic, with black cherry and distinct roasted herb aromas and spicy dried fruit flavors that emphasize dry tannins. Drink now through 2012.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
10/25/2011

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
10/25/2011

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.


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634884 Snooth User: Ron5953
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Winemaker's Notes:

Four Vines is quickly becoming one of California s best Zinfandel producers If you love Red Zin try this beauty from Paso Robles 93 Points Wine Spectator

Four Vines is quickly becoming one of California s best Zinfandel producers If you love Red Zin try this beauty from Paso Robles 93 Points Wine Spectator

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