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Predator Old Vine Zinfandel 2009

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Nicely bright on the nose. Floral and herbal at first, before adding some nice spicy strawberry and raspberry elements and cedary oak. Sweet on entry and a bit soft, it is a very particular style of wine. Once you get past the sweetness, the wine offers nice, fresh cherry and strawberry flavors that are edged with oak and vanilla tones. The structure is well balanced with enough acid to keep things fresh and a bed of soft tannins that helps push aside the sugar, but that sweetness does lend a distinctive cola flavor to the back end. Can’t say I like this, but many people will. 85pts

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Editorial Reviews for Predator Old Vine Zinfandel

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,820
3.00 5
01/09/2012

Nicely bright on the nose. Floral and herbal at first, before adding some nice spicy strawberry and raspberry elements and cedary oak. Sweet on entry and a bit soft, it is a very particular style of wine. Once you get past the sweetness, the wine offers nice, fresh cherry and strawberry flavors that are edged with oak and vanilla tones. The structure is well balanced with enough acid to keep things fresh and a bed of soft tannins that helps push aside the sugar, but that sweetness does lend a distinctive cola flavor to the back end. Can’t say I like this, but many people will. 85pts


Member Reviews for Predator Old Vine Zinfandel

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Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,531
2.00 5
01/06/2012

Lots of vanilla, really really sweet. Did not enjoy.


Snooth User: Kristin Watts
8549492,200
3.00 5
01/10/2012

A very smoky side of the Zinfandel world, with an overwhelming aroma of beef jerky! A bit sweet as well, and an interesting turn. With the sweetness, I prefer this as a sipping Zin, but could also see it paired nicely with some heavier cheeses and charcuterie!


Snooth User: Amanda Schuster
8703411,975
1.50 5
01/09/2012

Very minty and slightly rubbery on the nose. The flavors were so concentrated and thick, I couldn't take more than one sip. Maybe cook this down into a sauce instead?


Snooth User: bobcatpunk
959686568
4.50 5
01/13/2013

Smoke and dark fruits on nose, smoke plum and spice and grass, nice finish


Snooth User: mavbaseball18
90190342
3.50 5
07/29/2011

Very good wine. Read a review that mention it had "bacon" notes to it and it ruin it for me. A very woody wine with a hint of berry.


Snooth User: John Fixler
8229544
4.00 5
04/18/2011

Four glasses


External Reviews for Predator Old Vine Zinfandel

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05/11/2011

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