Struggling Vines

Bodegas Breca

Estate Bottled Old Vines Garnacha

One of my favorite Grenacha especially at around $15 Total Wine. Drank with my brother-in-law a Cab man who resisted but had to say “Nice”

— 5 months ago

St. Francis Winery

Sonoma County "Old Vines" Zinfandel 2019

Wow. What a mouthful. This is not for the faint of heart. Not too fruity and quite tart, this Zin packs a punch. Dark cherries with a hint of oak. It finishes strong with some grippy tannins. — 2 months ago

Eric and Romain liked this

Woodward Canyon

Old Vines Washington Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

Wow! 18yr Wa Cab- still got it. Seamless flavors. Tannins and fruits are still doing their job. Think might even have a few more years. — 2 months ago

Las Jaras Wines

Old Vines Sweet Berry Wine Carignan

Great nose of fresh raspberries. Muddled, carbonic. Good acidity on the palate, but the fruit didn’t follow through. Awesome reference. — 2 months ago

Eddie and David liked this

Noble Vines

181 Lodi Merlot 2015

Blackberry, plum, vanilla, coco powder, lush lasting tannins. — 14 days ago

Rivers-Marie

Summa Old Vines Pinot Noir 2016

Shay A
9.4

Consistently my favorite RM Pinot, this was the last of my 2016s…no restraint! No surprise, it showed the most layers but also the most in reserve for evolving down the road. For those who still have, I’d hold another 2-3yrs, or decant 2+hrs.

This was opened later in the evening alongside other wines, but at least was given a decant for about an hour before it was mostly consumed. Out of the 2016 single vineyard Pinots I’ve consumed, the easy answer is it’s mostly similar to the Summa, but just because that’s the easy answer doesn’t mean it’s the wrong one. The similarities with the black tea, pomegranate, mint, and muddled underripe raspberries are obvious but where it diverges from the Summa is with the blood orange…the citrus layers here are absolutely fantastic. A great combo of fruit and savory notes (doesn’t seem to have much whole cluster), with nervy acidity and a lengthy finish. This is just beginning to unfurl.
— 2 months ago

Shawn R
with Shawn
Severn, Eric and 35 others liked this
Bryan Kesting

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Great note and thanks for the heads up about holding for 2-3 years. Cheers!
Bryan Kesting

Bryan Kesting Premium Badge

Great note and thanks for the heads up about holding for 2-3 years. Cheers!
Joe Davant

Joe Davant

I still have all my Summa Old Vines back to 2013. I’ll definitely hold my 2016 for a few more years!

Noble Vines

667 Monterey Pinot Noir 2019

LC
9.0

Very drinkable — a month ago

Bodegas Ateca

Atteca Calatayud Old Vines Garnacha 2019

Massive qpr. This is a $25-30 wine for under $15. Great classic Grenache. — a month ago

Heather Dillaway
with Heather
Tom, Ericsson and 12 others liked this

St. Urbans-Hof

Nik Weis Estate Bottled Old Vines Riesling 2020

Excellent value Riesling, great acid. — 2 months ago

Laura liked this
Laura Marchese

Laura Marchese

One of my favs

The Eyrie Vineyards

Original Vines Pinot Gris

First try of Trousseau, delicious. Paired great with Kurobota pork chop and corn and crab bucatini! — 2 months ago