Trinitas Zinfandel Contra Costa County Old Vine 2009
Editorial Reviews for Trinitas Zinfandel Contra Costa County Old Vine
Very nice right out of the gate with a lifted, fresh nose of briarwood, wild blackberry, lilac, a hint of cinnamon, oak shavings, and background notes of herbs that recall carrots tops all in balance and harmony. In the mouth this exhibits that same harmony with excellent depth and integration. There’s a touch of wood spice grounded in an upfront earthiness that’s followed by clear and precise black raspberry and black cherry fruit that offers up hints of sapwood, minerals, and a sweet baking spice note that leads to a smooth, long finish. 91pts
A spicy and herbal/floral wine with lots of cherry fruit, a sharp sweetness that doesn't overpower any of the other elements, with good acidity. The high point of the sugar is a bit much, but otherwise this wine is really a lot of fun to drink and explore.
Bright and peppery, with raspberry and sweet candy aromas. Good, tart acidity and freshness here, hearty oak flavors, cherry and a pleasant candied finish.
Spiced cherries and a bit of chinese food on the nose. Big and powdery cherries with a wallop of spice and heat that almost caught me off guard but it didn't. Because I was ready.
i placed this in the decanter prior to the scored tasting i held last weekend, and people loved it. great way to start people's palates, since it's not a fruit bomb or an overly oaked, brawny style. Raspberries and red fruits on the nose and palate with some spice, very smooth and balanced, nice acids, round in the mouth with a soft, mild tannin profile on the finish. for $15, this is great zin.
I love the smoothness and richness. Has a slight taste of chocolate. Visit the cellar store, wonderful!
External Reviews for Trinitas Zinfandel Contra Costa County Old Vine
The Old Vine Zinfandel shows wonderful dusty raspberry, blackberry, white pepper and spice, with coffee and chocolate characters. aging in new and used wood has lent this wine a subtle vanilla quality that compliments nicely the explosive fruit notes. Enjoy this wine presently for its effusive black fruit, or cellar for 5 to 7 years. This Zinfandel is and integration of the best climate, soil types and winemaking, which is an expression of the Trinitas philosophy.
A powerful wine expressing the wonderful dusty raspberry and blackberry flavors, which exemplify the Oakley terrior, with additional characteristics of white pepper, coffee and chocolate nuances. aging in new and used wood has lent this wine a subtle vanilla quality that compliments the explosive fruit notes. Enjoy this wine presently for its effusive black fruit or cellar for 5 to 7 years. This Zinfandel is n integration of the best climate, soil types and winemaking, which is an expression of the Trinitas philosophy.