Dripping with juice. Toasty caramel is prominent on the nose. This is a smooth wine on the sweeter side with dominant cherry/strawberry and caramel flavors. Alcohol is nicely in balance. Something about it just makes you want to keep picking up the glass. For $15, just go ahead and try it.
Deep ruby in color, intoxicating aroma of dark berries. The taste is incredible full of rich deep flavor of cassis and a bit of spice. The flavor lingers and aftertastes of coffee and a slight floral taste. This is a bold satisfying wine sure to please many Cab, Malbec and other jam packed wine lovers.
not much of a nose, some pepper and plum, got a weird artificial butter taste at first, heavy body and soft tannins
Really liked it
Nice fruit. Understated jam.
Three and a half glasses
The color is somewhat lighter than your typical Lodi Zin with a certain amount of opacity. The nose is rich in fruit, with sweet ripe berries intermingled with cherries and plums, balanced by a bit of dusty spice. The taste is surprisingly not as fruit forward as I would have expected, in fact it's like a delayed fuse as the first taste seems to be dominated by smoke, cedar and some spice, then an explosion of fruit midpalate, with rich plum and blackberries, fading into some peppery spice note on the finish. The tannins are pretty big in this wine, supporting a very tight, dry finish. This wine is a bit high in alcohol at 16%, but you'd never know it from the aroma or taste (I suppose that can be a good thing!). See my full review on my blog here: http://allaloneonaplanetfullofpeople.blogspot.com/2013/01/2008-renwood-fiddletown-zinfandel.html
External Reviews for Renwood Old Vine Zinfandel
WINEMAKER’S NOTES: A fresh and youthful wine featuring strawberry and raspberry fruit aromas with just a hint of oak. The flavors are soft and flavorful with an appealing tang on the finish. This wine reminds us of old time Zinfandel where the fruit is prominent and the wine very honest with great drinkability. This wine is not serious or complicated, and with none of the heavy influence of oak or overzealous cellaring, it is a great sipping wine. VINTAGE: The harvest of 2011 had a cool, wet spring and cool summer providing moderate growing conditions and a crop size small enough to take advantage fo the cool weather. About mid-October a series of storms that usually stay in Washington State and Oregon decided on a not so small excursion to Northern California. These early rains made for a challenging harvest, but the dedication of growers to wait for the grapes to dry out, coupled with the winemaking team going aroud the clock when the weather was good, resulted in some really nice wines. The colors are dark, rivaling the 2010 vintage, flavors are luscious and tannins moderate. - Winery
Dark ruby in color, the bouquet of this wine consists of cranberry, allspice, nutmeg and blackberry. With immediate flavors of ripe berry fruits, holiday spices follow and then lead into chalky tannins and a touch of vanilla bean.
This wine has a nose of exotic spices and dried fruits. This classic old vine character also exhibits notes of lavender. On the palate, full in body and very ripe, the dark fruit on the first taste melds into mildly spicy fruit with a hint of roasted coffee towards the end. Overall, this dusty and bold wine offers ample flavor. - Winery
This wine has a nose of exotic spices and dried fruits. This classic old vine character also exhibits notes of lavender. On the palate, full in body and very ripe, the dark fruit on the first taste melds into mildly spicy fruit with a hint of roasted coffee towards the end. Overall, this dusty and bold wine offers ample flavor. - Winery ** SOLD OUT **
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Wine Tasting NotesOur Amador Ice Zinfandel begins with aromas of strawberries, watermelon and cherries. In the mouth, the wine has richness, complexity, balance and lushness. A superb balance of acidity and sweetness allows the finish to linger. A small amount of Syrah Rose was added to round out the wine and add touch of color. One of the most unique dessert wines in the world. Enjoy this wine as an aperitif, or at the conclusion of a memorable meal with your favorite dessert.
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