Artezin

Old Vine Mendocino County Zinfandel

9.032 ratings
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Mendocino, North Coast, 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
Jason Watson

Buy all you can find at your local Costco. From front to back - great balance of acid and fruit. STRUCTURE! Not a lazy zin fruit bomb. A steal at $12.99. Could easily go for $40 a bottle.

Buy all you can find at your local Costco. From front to back - great balance of acid and fruit. STRUCTURE! Not a lazy zin fruit bomb. A steal at $12.99. Could easily go for $40 a bottle.

2 people found it helpfulNov 3rd, 2016
Beth Petros

Fruity and very drinkable!

Fruity and very drinkable!

Sep 11th, 2021
Jay Lane

Really good

Really good

Aug 8th, 2021
Justin Tomac

Yummy

Yummy

Feb 12th, 2018
Jillian Signoriello

Light crisp, really good with winter soups

Light crisp, really good with winter soups

Oct 23rd, 2017
Kevin Fay

The French Oak shines through on the nose. Smooth. Strong hints of raspberry and blackberry. Semi-dry and very pleasant finish. Lovely by itself.

The French Oak shines through on the nose. Smooth. Strong hints of raspberry and blackberry. Semi-dry and very pleasant finish. Lovely by itself.

Jul 17th, 2017
"Odedi"

Dark purple in color with a reddish rim and medium intensity.

Strong nose of plums, cherries, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, earth, peppercorn, smoke, light barnyard, chocolates, alcohol and spices.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Fruity on the palate with blackberries, plums, raisins, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, earth, leather, pencil lead, peppercorn, green vegetables, herbs and chocolates.

Medium finish with fine grained tannins and tart cherries.

A nice Zinfandel from Mendocino County, California. A little unbalanced, but drinkable nonetheless, by itself or with food.
A little lighter than I expected with mild complexity, and above average.

Very spicy, especially right out of the bottle. Needs 90 minutes to open up properly.

I had this vintage around six months ago, and it seems to get more complexity with time, but lost some of its balance.

Aged in 100% French oak barrels.

I paired it with soft and hard cheeses, and light appetizers.

14.7% alcohol by volume.

Dark purple in color with a reddish rim and medium intensity.

Strong nose of plums, cherries, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, earth, peppercorn, smoke, light barnyard, chocolates, alcohol and spices.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Fruity on the palate with blackberries, plums, raisins, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, earth, leather, pencil lead, peppercorn, green vegetables, herbs and chocolates.

Medium finish with fine grained tannins and tart cherries.

A nice Zinfandel from Mendocino County, California. A little unbalanced, but drinkable nonetheless, by itself or with food.
A little lighter than I expected with mild complexity, and above average.

Very spicy, especially right out of the bottle. Needs 90 minutes to open up properly.

I had this vintage around six months ago, and it seems to get more complexity with time, but lost some of its balance.

Aged in 100% French oak barrels.

I paired it with soft and hard cheeses, and light appetizers.

14.7% alcohol by volume.

Apr 27th, 2017
Ingi Scobedo

Perfectly sweet

Perfectly sweet

Feb 9th, 2017
Zain Mohey-Deen

Great deal. Very tasty

Great deal. Very tasty

Dec 7th, 2016
Hal Ozanne

A great Old Vine Zinfandel. Bought at Costco. Excellent buy.

A great Old Vine Zinfandel. Bought at Costco. Excellent buy.

Dec 6th, 2016