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Three Wine Company Zinfandel Lodi Old Vines 2008

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Wooly and a bit wild on the nose with notes of peppery spice, forest floor, rich dark fruit, a hint of dried porcini and licorice over lightly medicinal, candied black cherry fruit. Big and rich but very well balanced on entry. This exhibits good depth and polish without being detail-less. The dark fruit is a bit plummy and framed, with chocolate and spice tones giving this a nice level of complexity. The finish is quite tannic and seems to show a bit of overextraction here as it finishes with a tactile feel to the slightly bitter earthy licorice tones. 87pts

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Editorial Reviews for Three Wine Company Zinfandel Lodi Old Vines

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,405
3.50 5
01/28/2011

Wooly and a bit wild on the nose with notes of peppery spice, forest floor, rich dark fruit, a hint of dried porcini and licorice over lightly medicinal, candied black cherry fruit. Big and rich but very well balanced on entry. This exhibits good depth and polish without being detail-less. The dark fruit is a bit plummy and framed, with chocolate and spice tones giving this a nice level of complexity. The finish is quite tannic and seems to show a bit of overextraction here as it finishes with a tactile feel to the slightly bitter earthy licorice tones. 87pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,405
4.00 5
01/28/2011

A bit oaky but also earthy and even a bit almondy with a little funky leathery underlay adding complexity to the cherry and red plum fruit, with some smoky, oily top notes. A little compressed in the mouth as the fruit is bound up in youthful tannin and acid but it’s decidedly cherry fruited with that gentle nuttiness from the nose present. Nice purity here, rich but not weighty, though the finish is short. The wine is a bit simple, though it seems, as it might just need some time to unfold. It’s no blockbuster but a nice glass of Zin with a finish that sneaks back on you. 89pts


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Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,531
4.00 5
07/01/2011

Nose of dark wood, molasses, and caramel. The body is very full with powerful tannins, and there's more of a caramel feeling on the mid-palate and finish. Enjoyable if you like bold wines, a little bit of complexity but easy to drink.




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