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Macchia Zinfandel Lodi Serious 2011

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Not from a specific vineyard or year, this is the top seven barrels of this vintage, though they try to get ten. It’s probably 90 plus percent zin from a specific vineyard, comprised of certain batches or lots that just standout for the quality and instead of blending them away in larger lots they are brought together here. Muscular on the nose and packed with black fruit and spice notes that are clear and perfumy,picking up nuanced notes of chocolate and a touch of a medicinal edge with air. This has a lovely palate, ripe, fresh, with good power but not thick. A powerful and elegant wine that marries lovely bright dark berry fruit with a touch of plumminess and fine spice notes all supported by fine grained ripe tannins. Remarkably little heat on the finish which is long and pure. 92pts

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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 Serious

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065220,696
4.50 5
06/07/2013

Not from a specific vineyard or year, this is the top seven barrels of this vintage, though they try to get ten. It’s probably 90 plus percent zin from a specific vineyard, comprised of certain batches or lots that just standout for the quality and instead of blending them away in larger lots they are brought together here. Muscular on the nose and packed with black fruit and spice notes that are clear and perfumy,picking up nuanced notes of chocolate and a touch of a medicinal edge with air. This has a lovely palate, ripe, fresh, with good power but not thick. A powerful and elegant wine that marries lovely bright dark berry fruit with a touch of plumminess and fine spice notes all supported by fine grained ripe tannins. Remarkably little heat on the finish which is long and pure. 92pts


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Snooth User: jkagel
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 03/06/2010

Tasted at the 2010 Zap wine festival and I only captured the numeric rating. I’ll have to taste again to get more detailed notes.




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