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Small Batch Bourbon Barrel Aged California Zinfandel

8.91202 ratings
8.519 pro ratings
California, USA
Zinfandel
Lamb, Chicken, Turkey, White Rice, Pasta, Potato, Herbs, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Duck, Exotic Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pork, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Beef, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Adam Kincaid

Kind of sticky... and icky. If you have too much it might permanently damage your taste buds. Lots and lots and lots of vanilla, over ripened black fruit, and very sweet. Cloying, almost. It’s thick and high alcohol.

Kind of sticky... and icky. If you have too much it might permanently damage your taste buds. Lots and lots and lots of vanilla, over ripened black fruit, and very sweet. Cloying, almost. It’s thick and high alcohol.

Jul 28th, 2019
Ian Blue

Two of my favorite things in one bottle: zin & bourbon. Very innovative, best new wine I've tried in a while

Two of my favorite things in one bottle: zin & bourbon. Very innovative, best new wine I've tried in a while

15 people found it helpfulFeb 22nd, 2015
Skip McCauley

Big fruit forward Zinfandel aged in Bourbon barrels after fermentation and then placed back in regular oak barrels before bottling. Very neat bourbon finish that's hot in the mouth with of but of caramel. More of an "experience" wine than anything else but good nonetheless. #zinfandel #bourbonbarrelaged

Big fruit forward Zinfandel aged in Bourbon barrels after fermentation and then placed back in regular oak barrels before bottling. Very neat bourbon finish that's hot in the mouth with of but of caramel. More of an "experience" wine than anything else but good nonetheless. #zinfandel #bourbonbarrelaged

12 people found it helpfulOct 11th, 2015
Kapyrick Wine

V13. Really good, and different . Upon pulling the cork, the toasty and caramel notes of a bourbon bottle came through, unfortunately they fade within an hour. Wine is big, dark blackberry with a peppery finish. It's almost like a dry port. Good TV watching wine, really liked it.

V13. Really good, and different . Upon pulling the cork, the toasty and caramel notes of a bourbon bottle came through, unfortunately they fade within an hour. Wine is big, dark blackberry with a peppery finish. It's almost like a dry port. Good TV watching wine, really liked it.

8 people found it helpfulJun 21st, 2015
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

8.2

Sort of dumb. Sorry, but I love Zin and it's sort of a gimick to throw it in bourbon barrels. I rather just have a wine that is made well. Saying that, it doesn't taste bad, but there is better zin for the same price. Full, bitter finish.

Sort of dumb. Sorry, but I love Zin and it's sort of a gimick to throw it in bourbon barrels. I rather just have a wine that is made well. Saying that, it doesn't taste bad, but there is better zin for the same price. Full, bitter finish.

6 people found it helpfulMay 20th, 2015
"Odedi"

A bold Zinfandel from California. Showing black fruits with chocolates caramel and spices.

Full bodied and fruit forward with some residual sugar.

Good right out of the bottle and good by itself. A good party wine too.

A little hot at the back of the throat.

15.5% alcohol by volume.

87 Points.

A bold Zinfandel from California. Showing black fruits with chocolates caramel and spices.

Full bodied and fruit forward with some residual sugar.

Good right out of the bottle and good by itself. A good party wine too.

A little hot at the back of the throat.

15.5% alcohol by volume.

87 Points.

3 people found it helpfulJan 15th, 2019
Joseph Stoehr

Lovely, lush, juicy, slight vanilla, ripe berry, no dryness. This is MY style.

Lovely, lush, juicy, slight vanilla, ripe berry, no dryness. This is MY style.

3 people found it helpfulJun 6th, 2016
Tree Kilpatrick

Dark color. Robust aroma. Jams of cherries and strawberries. Flavors a rich and full. Definite sweeter, fruit bomber style. Plums/prunes. A bit much, but for the old vine Sin style it’s fine.

Dark color. Robust aroma. Jams of cherries and strawberries. Flavors a rich and full. Definite sweeter, fruit bomber style. Plums/prunes. A bit much, but for the old vine Sin style it’s fine.

1 person found it helpfulJul 23rd, 2019
Sean Sims

Smells like dry wood, Smokey, deep dark purple from center to the rim. The legs on the glass stretch forever. Should have had this without tasting a Bordeaux for a true test. Comes across as tart, Berry’s and jam.

Smells like dry wood, Smokey, deep dark purple from center to the rim. The legs on the glass stretch forever. Should have had this without tasting a Bordeaux for a true test. Comes across as tart, Berry’s and jam.

1 person found it helpfulJan 13th, 2019
Ainsley Clement

Fruit forward Zinfandel carried by notes of blackberry, cloves, vanilla and a smooth caramel finish. Bourbon barrel aged. Would give this wine another 2 years. #zinfandel #bourbonbarrelaged

Fruit forward Zinfandel carried by notes of blackberry, cloves, vanilla and a smooth caramel finish. Bourbon barrel aged. Would give this wine another 2 years. #zinfandel #bourbonbarrelaged

1 person found it helpfulJul 29th, 2018