Concrete

Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel

8.846 ratings
8.68 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
Amber Brown

I really enjoy the complexity of this wine,! The earthy notes with a bit of pepper at the end and smoky wood all the way through. I know there is a fruit in here somewhere, just can't put my finger on it yet. I suppose I will have to drink more to figure it out. ....Definitely less fruity than I am used too tasting with a Zin and I am ok with that!

I really enjoy the complexity of this wine,! The earthy notes with a bit of pepper at the end and smoky wood all the way through. I know there is a fruit in here somewhere, just can't put my finger on it yet. I suppose I will have to drink more to figure it out. ....Definitely less fruity than I am used too tasting with a Zin and I am ok with that!

1 person found it helpfulApr 28th, 2016
Sean Fowler

Light smokiness with a smooth slightly peppery finish. I really like this zin.

Light smokiness with a smooth slightly peppery finish. I really like this zin.

1 person found it helpfulApr 16th, 2016
Geoff Troup

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

8.8

Dark fruit. Huge fruit bomb. Typical huge Zin, for better or worse.

Dark fruit. Huge fruit bomb. Typical huge Zin, for better or worse.

1 person found it helpfulMar 16th, 2016
Jeremy MacArthur

Jeremy had this 4 years ago

Jeremy had this 4 years ago

1 person found it helpfulSep 18th, 2015
Farrah Felten-Jolley

VP Sales and Marketing Klinker Brick Winery

9.3

Farrah had this 5 years ago

Farrah had this 5 years ago

1 person found it helpfulAug 29th, 2014
MICHAEL COOPER

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

8.8

A nice and balanced #zinfandel from #lodi #lodiwine fermented in #flashdetente #concretetanks and then aged in French and American oak.

A nice and balanced #zinfandel from #lodi #lodiwine fermented in #flashdetente #concretetanks and then aged in French and American oak.

Aug 24th, 2016
Bob Bryden

Founder The Lake Sommelier, LLC, Author Wine Talk

8.1

Not much going on. Missing normal Zin fruity profile. Just ok.

Not much going on. Missing normal Zin fruity profile. Just ok.

Oct 13th, 2015
Diane Withrow

Cherry, raisin, leather on the nose. Garnet color, leggy, pink peppercorns, underripe blackberry, hasn’t fully opened up. Leather, biting into a pencil, bone dry. I’m preparing to have pasta with this - I feel this is sweater wine. Jazz on a Saturday afternoon. Fire pit with crusty bread and grilling meats. Nutty creamy cheese or dark chocolate and berries. This is not at all a whimsical wine- no hammock - a chaise. But a deep chuckle would suit it very well.

Cherry, raisin, leather on the nose. Garnet color, leggy, pink peppercorns, underripe blackberry, hasn’t fully opened up. Leather, biting into a pencil, bone dry. I’m preparing to have pasta with this - I feel this is sweater wine. Jazz on a Saturday afternoon. Fire pit with crusty bread and grilling meats. Nutty creamy cheese or dark chocolate and berries. This is not at all a whimsical wine- no hammock - a chaise. But a deep chuckle would suit it very well.

Jun 23rd, 2019
Christie DeSanctis

Verre Wine Bar in 0 degree temps in January!

Verre Wine Bar in 0 degree temps in January!

Jan 6th, 2018
Tim Eller

The dense cork and the five year old vintage had me worried for no reason. This is classic big Cali fruit with a mild old vine structure. Blackberries on a cudgel with a long, welcome finish. Delicious by any measure!

The dense cork and the five year old vintage had me worried for no reason. This is classic big Cali fruit with a mild old vine structure. Blackberries on a cudgel with a long, welcome finish. Delicious by any measure!

Dec 20th, 2017