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Macchia Zinfandel Lodi Outrageous Old Vine Noma Ranch 2011

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Spicy, briary and intense on the nose with a fair amount of sweet, toasty oak and allspice aromas. There’s a little alcohol sweetness on entry which is followed by a palate softer than one would expect from the nose with a very clear and precise core of red berry fruit with black spice all supported by soft tannins. The finish is a touch short, though this does hold its alcohol well. 88pts

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Winery: Macchia Wines
Color: Red
Varietal: Zinfandel
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Macchia Wines:
In Italian, “Macchia” means “the spot”. In Lodi, Macchia Winery has been earning a reputation as a spot where discriminating vino buffs can find small lots of high-quality vintages -- at some very reasonable prices. It is a tried-and-true strategy for making exceptional wines that Tim Holdener says is at the heart of his winemaking philosophy. Well aware of the potential for quality that was... Read more
In Italian, “Macchia” means “the spot”. In Lodi, Macchia Winery has been earning a reputation as a spot where discriminating vino buffs can find small lots of high-quality vintages -- at some very reasonable prices. It is a tried-and-true strategy for making exceptional wines that Tim Holdener says is at the heart of his winemaking philosophy. Well aware of the potential for quality that was long ignored by many winemakers outside the Lodi area; the Holdeners make a variety of different Zinfandels, each sporting its own distinctive qualities. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Macchia Zinfandel Lodi Outrageous Old Vine Noma Ranch

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065231,032
3.50 5
06/07/2013

Spicy, briary and intense on the nose with a fair amount of sweet, toasty oak and allspice aromas. There’s a little alcohol sweetness on entry which is followed by a palate softer than one would expect from the nose with a very clear and precise core of red berry fruit with black spice all supported by soft tannins. The finish is a touch short, though this does hold its alcohol well. 88pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065231,032
4.00 5
03/20/2013

Inky with grilled meat and grilling banana leaf notes over a base of bright citrus-tinged jammy blackberry fruit topped with hints of pencil lead, cracked black pepper and lots of slightly used wood. Bright, intense, and mouth-filling if not terribly weighty in the mouth, this shows off beautiful, earthy, dark fruit in a muscular, slightly rustic style that ends with a modest, mocha tinged finish. 89 points


Member Reviews for Macchia Zinfandel Lodi Outrageous Old Vine Noma Ranch

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Snooth User: kbowser105
695746208
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 02/12/2011

Four glasses


Snooth User: rar8888
1580261,286
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 11/07/2009

Very big, spicy wine. The nose has hints for tobacco, chocolate and oak and huge notes of fresh dark fruit especially dark cherry. There is substantial acid and tannins for a zinfandel. The wine is also high in alcohol at 15.3% but it isn't overpowering because of how big this wine is.


Snooth User: kbowser105
695746208
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 02/12/2011

Four glasses


Snooth User: NightHeron
129297148
2.00 5
Vintage: 2005 02/18/2009

Too hot for me. Had with turkey dinner.



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