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Renwood Old Vine Zinfandel 2012

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Renwood 10 Zinfandel

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Renwood Winery:
Surrounded by some of America’s oldest Zinfandel vineyards, Renwood Winery is located in the picturesque California foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Renwood produces world-class award winning wines from Amador County and the Sierra Foothills. Boston native Robert Smerling founded Renwood in 1993. Mr. Smerling fell in love with Amador County’s rich history and magnificent vineyards. A ... Read more
Surrounded by some of America’s oldest Zinfandel vineyards, Renwood Winery is located in the picturesque California foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Renwood produces world-class award winning wines from Amador County and the Sierra Foothills. Boston native Robert Smerling founded Renwood in 1993. Mr. Smerling fell in love with Amador County’s rich history and magnificent vineyards. A plan was set in place to build one of America’s premier Zinfandel wineries. Mr. Smerling brought together a group of professional investors who helped him found the company. Wine production has grown from 2,500 cases in 1993 to over 100,000 cases today. The critics all agree Renwood produces consistently exceptional wines covering the spectrum from big, bold, jammy Zins to wonderfully balanced Syrahs and Barberas. Today we produce over 18 different wines, including 2 Proprietary wines, 3 Vineyard Designated wines, 6 Amador County wines, 4 Red Label wines and 3 Dessert wines. With the introduction of our Red Label Series from our younger vines, Renwood has entered a new phase in its development. We are able to provide quality wine at reasonable prices to the wine by-the-glass trade and major floor displays in supermarkets and large retailers throughout the country. As part of the continuing expansion, Renwood acquired Santino Winery in 1995. Today, we have 50,000 square feet of production space in Plymouth. In addition to the Plymouth site, we have an Ione facility with 15,000 square feet of production space. Our Tasting Room and Hospitality Center are open daily from 10:30 to 5:30. Last year, Renwood entertained 40,000 visitors at our Tasting Room. You can find Renwood wines in all 50 states and 16 foreign countries. Renwood has been featured in Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast, Food & Wine Magazine, Touring & Tasting, Decanter, and many other magazines. Renwood has been awarded top medals at world wine competitions including California State Fair, Los Angeles County Fair, San Francisco International Wine Competition, Hilton Head Wine Festival, Atlanta Wine Challenge and many more worldwide. Our flagship wine, Renwood Grandpère® Zinfandel comes from the oldest clone of Zinfandel in America dating back to the 1860’s. This unique wine has won worldwide acclaim, as Americas most loved Zinfandel! For more information, visit our website at www.renwood.com Read less

Editorial Reviews for Renwood Old Vine Zinfandel

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
3.00 5
Vintage: 2011 08/12/2014

Nutty oak and almond aromas greet the nose over a base of plum and black cherry fruit. Rich, chewy and dark in the mouth with too much wood and vanilla for my palate though it is fairly well integrated with the black cherry fruit on the palate. The finish turns a bit candied again and shows both plenty of vanilla cream and increasingly aggressive wood tannins. 85pts


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Snooth User: dhaus
138784355
4.00 5
03/01/2014

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.


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
4.30 5
Vintage: 2011 08/12/2014

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: jamessulis
4262201,536
4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 04/16/2014

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.


Snooth User: bobcatpunk
959686568
2.50 5
Vintage: 2010 01/06/2013

not much of a nose, some pepper and plum, got a weird artificial butter taste at first, heavy body and soft tannins


Snooth User: Tony Sullivan
136966950
4.50 5
Vintage: 2010 01/30/2014

Really liked it


Snooth User: akennagh
12831183
4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 04/21/2014

Nice fruit. Understated jam.


Snooth User: gntop1
1327591,033
3.50 5
Vintage: 2010 10/03/2013

Three and a half glasses


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External Reviews for Renwood Old Vine Zinfandel

External Review
Source: The Wine Closet
07/16/2013

Renwood 10 Zinfandel


External Review
Vintage: 2011 01/15/2014

Renwood Zinfandel Old Vine is dark ruby in color. The bouquet of Renwood Old Vine Zinfandel conists of cranberry, allspice, nutmeg and blackberry. With immediate flavors of ripe berry fruits, holiday spices follow and then lead into firm tannins and a touch of vanilla bean. Renwood Old Vine Zinfandel is always a crowd pleaser.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2011 06/04/2013

Juicy and zesty, with soft cherry, caramel and spice flavors. Drink now. 18,000 cases made. -TF 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. - WineryGRAPE VARIETY: 86% Zinfandel10% Primitivo2% Roussane1% Mourvedre1% SouzaoALCOHOL (%): 14.5RESIDUAL SUGAR (%): 0.75PH: 3.75ACIDITY (%): 0.56


External Review
Vintage: 2011 02/19/2013

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.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2011 01/13/2015

AROMA: Exotic spices and dried fruits. TASTE: Dark fruit melts into spicy fruit with a hint of coffee. FINISH: Dusty and bold. Pair with brie cheese, roasted chicken and apple pie.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2011 01/13/2015

A ripe and tasty style of Zinfandel from a grand old name in the Sierra Foothills. The maple and brown sugar tones from new oak integrate well with ripe but not overripe fruit flavors. Touches of clove and black pepper come out as you sip, adding welcome nuances.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2011 02/19/2015

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. - Winery GRAPE VARIETY: 86% Zinfandel 10% Primitivo 2% Roussane 1% Mourvedre 1% Souzao ALCOHOL (%): 14.5 RESIDUAL SUGAR (%): 0.75 PH: 3.75 ACIDITY (%): 0.56


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