Editorial Reviews for Renwood Old Vine Zinfandel
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
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.
Four and a half glasses
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
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
CaliforniaRenwood Zinfandel is a true red wine gem from one of the top wineries in California. Situated in the picturesque Amador County of northern California, Renwood Winery is surrounded by the rolling hills and rushing streams of California's gold country. Renwood was established in 1993 and is one of the most respected wine producers in the Sierra Foothills, specializing in Zinfandel. Renwood Winery is a grateful steward of the land, reflected in its commitment to environmentally friendly and sustainable farming and production techniques. Renwood has long been renowned for its robust, richly flavored Zinfandels, many of them made from old, dry-farmed vines. Renwood Zinfandel is described by the winemaker as "a fresh and youthful wine. 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 is reminiscent of old time Zinfandel, where the fruit is prominent and the wine's character is very honest with great drinkability. Not serious or complicated, and with none of the heavy influence of oak or overzealous cellaring, it is a great sipping wine." With beautiful balance and a long, smooth finish, it's the perfect American red wine for Thanksgiving!Enjoy Renwood Zinfandel with your Thanksgiving turkey, or with roast chicken, BBQ ribs, grilled vegetables and cheeses.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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