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Just like great wine, Zinfandel vines only get better with age. For this Old Vine Zinfandel, we chose vineyards in Sa...Read more...
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This Old Vine Zinfandel had a deep ruby red color. The nose was dominated by plums, strawberry jam, blackcurrant jam and earth. The wine had a labe... Read more
Shows ripe plum and licorice aromas, with lively, slightly untamed dried cherry, spice and blueberry flavors. Drink now. Read more
Good medium ruby. Slightly porty, wild aromas of blueberry, plum, game and menthol. Then sweet in the middle palate, with black fruit and bitter ch... Read more
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This Old Vine Zinfandel had a deep ruby red color. The nose was dominated by plums, strawberry jam, blackcurrant jam and earth. The wine had a label listed ABV of 14.5%. Unfortunately, I could smell the alcohol, too. On the palate, Old Vine Zinfandel was very fruit-forward. There were some minerals and a decent acidity, too. The wine had a small/medium body and mellow tannins. Ravenswood's Old Vine Zinfandel had a finish of medium length. Tasting notes from Vino in Love: http://vinoinlove.com
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Shows ripe plum and licorice aromas, with lively, slightly untamed dried cherry, spice and blueberry flavors. Drink now.
Good medium ruby. Slightly porty, wild aromas of blueberry, plum, game and menthol. Then sweet in the middle palate, with black fruit and bitter chocolate flavors showing a faintly medicinal quality. Finishes with substantial, slightly drying tannins.
Medium red. Intense spice and mineral notes accent bright red and dark berry aromas, along with an exotic hint of blood orange. Focused and lively, with fresh red berry flavors that deepen and sweeten with air. Takes a darker, almost candied cherry turn on the finish, which picks up an intriguing spice note. Peterson notes that 2005 was a great vintage for Lodi and that the vines here range from 50 to 105 years old, with an average age of about 88 years.
Black raspberry, blueberry and chocolate on the nose. Soft, round and sweet, with flavors of ripe plum and berries. Finishes with slightly edgy tannins. But should be accessible upon release.
Bright ruby. Deep dark berry and cola aromas are complicated by cured tobacco and baking spices. Fleshy and gently sweet, with good depth and sweet raspberry and blackberry flavors. Fresh, straightforward and refreshingly brisk, with good finishing lift and cut.
Good bright red-ruby. Superripe aromas of blueberry, blackberry, licorice and menthol. Juicy and fresh, with sweet berry and spice flavors and good cut. From vines picked before the early September heat wave.
Deep ruby with a bright rim. High-toned redcurrant and cherry aromas are complemented by tobacco and cocoa powder. Tangy, finely etched red berry flavors take a plummy turn and become sweeter with air. Warm cherry and plum preserve qualities linger nicely on the sappy, slightly spirity finish.
Just like great wine, Zinfandel vines only get better with age. For this Old Vine Zinfandel, we chose vineyards in San Joaquin County where warm days are punctuated by cool nights. The grapes stay dry, just what Zinfandel likes, but the roots have pushed deep to find water and nutrients so that the fruit is both juicy and concentrated. Cool nights mean longer hang time which in turn means more complexity. You’ll discover aromas and flavors of dried currants, spice, plum, and wild berry in this wine, along with self-assured, muscular tannins and balanced acidity. Unbelievable with lasagna, grilled pepper steak, or stew.
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