Broc Cellars

Vine Starr Sonoma County Zinfandel

9.0116 ratings
9.123 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
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
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
Charlie Koster

More acid than a dead show.

More acid than a dead show.

1 person found it helpfulOct 25th, 2014
Cindy Minucci

Good. Not great. Very light

Good. Not great. Very light

1 person found it helpfulSep 28th, 2014
MICHAEL COOPER

Owner TomeVinos wine shops, WSET Level 3, Blogger www.spanishwinesandmore.com, blog.tomevinos.com

6.1

The absolutely worst #zinfandel I've ever had and hope I ever will have. If I had the time I would write a thesis on the evils of #wholecluster ferments. I've never tried a #Crljenak Kaštelanski from #croatia but blind tasting this wine I localized it in #georgia or #romania or somewhere like that and felt like it was a weak or feeble #pinot Med- color, #spicy nose with white pepper (cluster) and #geranium (defect) on the palate it was not just acidic, but off balance and sour! A #zin sour? Yes :( green notes through and through. Med- finish. You can drink it and as a wine I could have scored it higher, but when I uncovered the bottle and found it was supposed to be a #zinfandel I am giving it this score. I'm all for imitating #burgundy, but with Pinot and when it's done right. I think a #beaujolais is better than this. #california have we gone perhaps too far in the wrong direction?

The absolutely worst #zinfandel I've ever had and hope I ever will have. If I had the time I would write a thesis on the evils of #wholecluster ferments. I've never tried a #Crljenak Kaštelanski from #croatia but blind tasting this wine I localized it in #georgia or #romania or somewhere like that and felt like it was a weak or feeble #pinot Med- color, #spicy nose with white pepper (cluster) and #geranium (defect) on the palate it was not just acidic, but off balance and sour! A #zin sour? Yes :( green notes through and through. Med- finish. You can drink it and as a wine I could have scored it higher, but when I uncovered the bottle and found it was supposed to be a #zinfandel I am giving it this score. I'm all for imitating #burgundy, but with Pinot and when it's done right. I think a #beaujolais is better than this. #california have we gone perhaps too far in the wrong direction?

Dec 16th, 2015
Justin Owen

Love this stuff. So juicy and fresh. Perfect summer bbq juice.

Love this stuff. So juicy and fresh. Perfect summer bbq juice.

Jul 1st, 2015
Chris MacLean

I can see why this is controversial. It's almost too acidic...but i like it. It lacks many typical zin flavors but certainly makes up for it with bright strawberry, watermelon, and herbal notes. Finishing dry and long.

I can see why this is controversial. It's almost too acidic...but i like it. It lacks many typical zin flavors but certainly makes up for it with bright strawberry, watermelon, and herbal notes. Finishing dry and long.

May 9th, 2015
Scott Kirkpatrick

Fresh, bright, and JUICY. Christopher George Latore Wallace would approve.

Fresh, bright, and JUICY. Christopher George Latore Wallace would approve.

Mar 21st, 2015
Boxer Briefs

Nice and light #wine, carbonic, spice, purity of fruit. Fresh cut grass and salient. Solid.

Nice and light #wine, carbonic, spice, purity of fruit. Fresh cut grass and salient. Solid.

Mar 2nd, 2015