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Z-52 Zinfandel Old Vine Agnes' Vineyard United States California Central Valley Lodi Red 2006

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Sweet and quite ripe on the nose, with slightly syrupy notes of candied strawberry and cherry, backed up with toasty wood notes and some rather raw wood and green herb aromas emerging with air. Has a bit of astringent tannin through the mouth though there’s nice freshening acidity here as well. It’s really disjointed with everything sort of sticking out, served up on a cedar shingle. Tannic and drying on the short finish. 80pts

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Waterstone Winery:
Three vineyards, four Zinfandels and one shared passion for the pursuit of small lot, single-vineyard wines are the driving force behind one of California's newest wineries, Z-52 . Seasoned winemaker Philip Zorn and veteran wine executive Brent Shortridge wear all the hats at Z-52, and their dedication to distinctive Zinfandels is evident at every turn. The heart and soul of this boutiqu... Read more
Three vineyards, four Zinfandels and one shared passion for the pursuit of small lot, single-vineyard wines are the driving force behind one of California's newest wineries, Z-52 . Seasoned winemaker Philip Zorn and veteran wine executive Brent Shortridge wear all the hats at Z-52, and their dedication to distinctive Zinfandels is evident at every turn. The heart and soul of this boutique winery, named for the shared “Z” in both Zinfandel and Zorn, (the 52 references the 52 weeks in a vintage year, 52 rows in Agnes' Vineyard, and 52 cards in a full deck) is its commitment to producing high-end Zinfandels from some of the oldest vineyards in the Lodi and Amador County regions. Z-52 ‘s minimalist approach to winemaking embraces the notion that terroir and its influence on grape character is essential to producing outstanding Zinfandel. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Z-52 Zinfandel Old Vine Agnes' Vineyard United States California Central Valley Lodi Red

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065215,725
1.00 5
01/28/2011

Sweet and quite ripe on the nose, with slightly syrupy notes of candied strawberry and cherry, backed up with toasty wood notes and some rather raw wood and green herb aromas emerging with air. Has a bit of astringent tannin through the mouth though there’s nice freshening acidity here as well. It’s really disjointed with everything sort of sticking out, served up on a cedar shingle. Tannic and drying on the short finish. 80pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065215,725
3.50 5
01/28/2011

Very sweet-smelling and somewhat stewy-smelling with low, chocolatey, slightly pruny fruit, and chocolate-covered cherry top notes. Nicely medium-bodied in the mouth, with a nice, fresh feel to both the tannins and the acidity. This is fairly medium-bodied with a very easy-drinking styled mid-palate full of red currant and jammy strawberry fruit. The finish shows more chocolate and a bit of heat with the structure peaking out on the finale. 87pts




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