Broc Cellars

Vine Starr Sonoma County Zinfandel

9.0389 ratings
9.199 pro ratings
Sonoma County, 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
Matt Austin

Owner/Winemaker, Grosgrain Vineyards, Walla Walla, WA

8.9

I'm into most geeky wine stuff and it's interesting to have a 12.8% alc zin, but this didn't seem to have a lot of varietal character. Fresh and easy to drink all the same.

I'm into most geeky wine stuff and it's interesting to have a 12.8% alc zin, but this didn't seem to have a lot of varietal character. Fresh and easy to drink all the same.

Aug 20th, 2017
Ryan Akers

Nice color. I appreciate the lightness. Notes of raw, fresh cherry skin. A bit too tart.

Nice color. I appreciate the lightness. Notes of raw, fresh cherry skin. A bit too tart.

2 people found it helpfulDec 17th, 2014
Kristen Murphy Caldecutt

Community Manager SevenFifty

9.2

There's not many times when I drink CA Zin, but this would be one of them. Blackberries, black plums, smoky, earthy undertones. Yum!

There's not many times when I drink CA Zin, but this would be one of them. Blackberries, black plums, smoky, earthy undertones. Yum!

2 people found it helpfulMar 30th, 2014
Garrett Pierce

Sales Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant

9.2

Been drinking Chris' wine for some time now, and this might be his best Vine Starr so far. RISE ABOVE!

Been drinking Chris' wine for some time now, and this might be his best Vine Starr so far. RISE ABOVE!

2 people found it helpfulFeb 27th, 2014
Brash Higgins

Lighter style, fresh and Syrah like, cool climate feel

Lighter style, fresh and Syrah like, cool climate feel

1 person found it helpfulNov 8th, 2017
Ted Dsly

This wine was a big disappointment!! It lacked body and I tasted very little fruit. Maybe I got a bad bottle. I noticed when I got it home that the top was not sealed.

This wine was a big disappointment!! It lacked body and I tasted very little fruit. Maybe I got a bad bottle. I noticed when I got it home that the top was not sealed.

1 person found it helpfulApr 28th, 2015
Matthew Valade

Rooty tooty fresh and fruity. Not a bold zin at all.

Rooty tooty fresh and fruity. Not a bold zin at all.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 16th, 2015
Marcella Newhouse

Writer/Educator enotecaMarcella

7.7

Tastes herbal & while interesting, really nothing like #zinfandel

Tastes herbal & while interesting, really nothing like #zinfandel

1 person found it helpfulDec 15th, 2014
Paul Shaked

Loads of brett... Light, maybe needs a decant and a few hours? After a glass the Brett was blowing off

Loads of brett... Light, maybe needs a decant and a few hours? After a glass the Brett was blowing off

1 person found it helpfulDec 3rd, 2014
Isaac Pirolo

An odd, but appealing combination of raspberry purée and black olives. Spread this on toast or dress a salad.

An odd, but appealing combination of raspberry purée and black olives. Spread this on toast or dress a salad.

1 person found it helpfulNov 26th, 2014