Brazin

Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel

8.8369 ratings
8.86 pro ratings
Lodi, Central Valley, 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
Sipping Fine Wine

Brazin, from Lodi, one of the oldest California wine growing regions. This is a big Zin, with aromas of ripe berries and bold spice. On the palate jammy blackberry and sweet strawberry flavors, nice acidity on a balanced frame. Medium finish ending with spicy pepper notes.

Brazin, from Lodi, one of the oldest California wine growing regions. This is a big Zin, with aromas of ripe berries and bold spice. On the palate jammy blackberry and sweet strawberry flavors, nice acidity on a balanced frame. Medium finish ending with spicy pepper notes.

Oct 6th, 2017
Jesse Pender

Assistant Winemaker Delicato Family Vineyards

8.6

Lots of layers that keep you coming back trying to figure out this complex balanced wine. I like my zin's a little more jammy and over the top. For disclosure reasons, it should be noted that I work for this winery.

Lots of layers that keep you coming back trying to figure out this complex balanced wine. I like my zin's a little more jammy and over the top. For disclosure reasons, it should be noted that I work for this winery.

3 people found it helpfulJan 7th, 2015
TheWineStalker

A Zinfandel I can actually agree with! Delicious stewed plums and raspberries.

A Zinfandel I can actually agree with! Delicious stewed plums and raspberries.

2 people found it helpfulJun 25th, 2015
Niall O'Donnell

Awesome just to sip. Also had it with Greek yogurt marinated grilled chicken thighs. Was perfect. Then had it with melted chocolate (being used to make chocolate covered strawberries) and was awesome. Very versatile.

Awesome just to sip. Also had it with Greek yogurt marinated grilled chicken thighs. Was perfect. Then had it with melted chocolate (being used to make chocolate covered strawberries) and was awesome. Very versatile.

2 people found it helpfulJun 20th, 2015
Lia Zavisho

Liked this more than I thought. Nice dark fruit with a hint of spice

Liked this more than I thought. Nice dark fruit with a hint of spice

2 people found it helpfulJun 18th, 2015
Erica Flamm

Delicious sipping Zin.

Delicious sipping Zin.

1 person found it helpfulJul 10th, 2015
David Shaw

Inky purple in color. Mint, butter, black currant, prune notes and some ethanol in nose. Mint, strawberry and butterscotch notes in mouth with raspberry, spice and cherry in finish. Layered, complex flavor profile, some rough astringency on tip of tongue initially. Slight acid (sour cherry, with time green pepper) and seed tannin aftertaste develops over time. A lovely low to medium-priced fruit-forward Zin with character. Great value

Inky purple in color. Mint, butter, black currant, prune notes and some ethanol in nose. Mint, strawberry and butterscotch notes in mouth with raspberry, spice and cherry in finish. Layered, complex flavor profile, some rough astringency on tip of tongue initially. Slight acid (sour cherry, with time green pepper) and seed tannin aftertaste develops over time. A lovely low to medium-priced fruit-forward Zin with character. Great value

Feb 11th, 2017
Meghan Hamilton

Wine Educator Joseph Phelps Vineyards

8.4

Very jammy and long finish, but also brioche, dry earth and light raspberry? Interesting.

Very jammy and long finish, but also brioche, dry earth and light raspberry? Interesting.

Jun 24th, 2016
Elizabeth Rice

My "go to" barbecue wine - raspberry, dark cherry, cedar, with a spicy pepper finish. Makes my BBQ ribs sing and can even go into dessert pairing with dark chocolate molten cake. Now I am hungry... #employee

My "go to" barbecue wine - raspberry, dark cherry, cedar, with a spicy pepper finish. Makes my BBQ ribs sing and can even go into dessert pairing with dark chocolate molten cake. Now I am hungry... #employee

Jun 18th, 2016
Shawn Thompson

Bold nose, assertive palate. Explodes with boysenberry jam and blueberries followed by black pepper, licorice and finishes with some smoke and tobacco. A sweeter, higher alcohol fruit bomb but very quaffable. Recommend!

Bold nose, assertive palate. Explodes with boysenberry jam and blueberries followed by black pepper, licorice and finishes with some smoke and tobacco. A sweeter, higher alcohol fruit bomb but very quaffable. Recommend!

May 25th, 2019