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Klinker Brick Zin 375 2009

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Produced from vines with an average age of 85 years, this delicious wine exhibits a bright bouquet of wild strawberry and Satsuma plum, intermingled with cedar shav- ings. Filling the palate with flavors of black cherry and vanilla, supple tannins support good structure. The finish is smooth and long.

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Klinker Brick Winery:
Steve and Lori Felten, fifth generation grape growers in the Lodi region, continue the tradition of cultivating “Old Vine” Zinfandel vineyards that their ancestors planted in the early 1900’s. With roots in Germany, Russia and later the Dakotas, the family settled in Lodi, first producing watermelons. Recognizing that the soil and climate were ideal for growing grapes, they... Read more
Steve and Lori Felten, fifth generation grape growers in the Lodi region, continue the tradition of cultivating “Old Vine” Zinfandel vineyards that their ancestors planted in the early 1900’s. With roots in Germany, Russia and later the Dakotas, the family settled in Lodi, first producing watermelons. Recognizing that the soil and climate were ideal for growing grapes, they began to plant varieties that included Zinfandel, Tokay, Carignane, and Alicante. For over one hundred years, the family has cultivated the land with the aim of producing top quality fruit. Zinfandel was one of the first grape varieties to be planted in the Lodi appellation, although it had also been established in other parts of the California. Grapes were originally packed in boxes for shipment to the East Coast and Canada for the purpose of home winemaking. In the early days of production, nearly all of the Zinfandel grapes were shipped with the exception of grapes that were used for making wine at home. By the mid 1930’s, grapes were sold primarily to cooperatives and larger, private wineries with a small portion of the production shipped east. Historically, the vineyards were irrigated by flood or ditch irrigation and the inability to regulate the amount of water applied resulted in larger yields of marginal quality. In the late 1980’s, drip irrigation was introduced, providing the ability to control the amount of water applied to each vine. This resulted in the ability to control the vigor of the vine, healthier fruit and ultimately, lower yields. With the introduction of more sophisticated vineyard practices, including shoot thinning, leaf pulling, color thinning and the removal of a second crop, the ability to produce the grapes of exceptional quality was realized. Part of the extended Felten Family includes their winemaker, Barry Gnekow, who is responsible for crafting the wines from the inaugural vintage. Barry, a Davis graduate with over 25 years of experience of winemaking, has a unique ability to bring the best of the vineyard into the cellar, year after year, producing wines of distinction for Klinker Brick. Another extended family member is Lynne Whyte Barnard, the President of Klinker Brick Winery. Lynne has brought a wealth of entrepreneurial experience to the winery, having owned her on wholesale company and directing sales and marketing for prestigious wine producers in California. She was instrumental in the development of the Old Ghost wine, label design and has been responsible for selling all of the vintages produced to date, developing national and international distribution. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Klinker Brick Zin 375

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,830
4.50 5
08/07/2012

Wow, this is intensely briary and brambly on the nose. Super varietal with raspberry fruit, a hint of Thin Mints and black pepper. Rich, chewy and intense on entry, this is full throttle Zin with intense raspberry and wild strawberry flavors, wrapped up in some creamy oak with hints of hickory smoked meats. There's enough acidity here to keep things lively and the tannins are nice and firm if well covered by all this fruit. The finish is an explosion of varietal fruit, leaning towards the red cherry and strawberry end of the spectrum with gentle vanilla highlights and a lovely insinuation of herbal freshness. This holds its alcohol remarkably well. 91pts


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Snooth User: julieimagery
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4.50 5
01/27/2012

Amazing, bold, full bodied, fruity and spicy affordable zin! Best for the price in comparison to Earthquake's price. Has a slight tanin in the bottom of the tongue that slightly and pleasantly tingles. Love it.


Snooth User: raimonnemar
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3.50 5
09/12/2011

Wow with my sliders this wine is amazing. It adds flavor to my meal without over-powering the irish cheddar and caramelized onions. Awesome!


External Reviews for Klinker Brick Zin 375

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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
02/25/2013

A bright bouquet of wild strawberries and plums followed by black cherry and vanilla. The finish is long and smooth! Great with roasts steak and flavorful cheeses.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
10/16/2011

Offers savory aromas, almost beef jerky, with rustic, sweet-and-sour cherry, smoke and cracked pepper flavors. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

No mistaking the American oak thatandrsquo;s been wrapped around this wine, lending a fennel sweetness to its otherwise juicy red fruit. The 15.8% alcohol is also quite, shall we say, present.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
08/12/2012

Superripe and loaded with licorice and pepper notes, plus blueberry and raisin. Drink now.


External Review
10/19/2011

Produced from vines with an average age of 85 years, this delicious wine exhibits a bright bouquet of wild strawberry and Satsuma plum, intermingled with cedar shavings. Filling the palate with flavors of black cherry and vanilla, supple tannins support good structure.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
10/16/2011

Big and ripe, with a lingering sweetness, but remains appealing for its berry pie aromas and supple, spicy cherry and blackberry flavors. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
02/25/2013

Superripe and loaded with licorice and pepper notes plus blueberry and raisin. Drink now.


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Produced from vines with an average age of 85 years, this delicious wine exhibits a bright bouquet of wild strawberry and Satsuma plum, intermingled with cedar shav- ings. Filling the palate with flavors of black cherry and vanilla, supple tannins support good structure. The finish is smooth and long.

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