Dashe Cellars

Louvau Vineyard Old Vines Zinfandel

9.238 ratings
9.26 pro ratings
Dry Creek Valley, 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
Mark Lindzy

Brighter color than 2004 and 2012. Fresh and lively fruit and softer (but still vibrant) tannins. Very zippy acidity compared to 2004. Anne says that 2011 is a more European vintage.

Brighter color than 2004 and 2012. Fresh and lively fruit and softer (but still vibrant) tannins. Very zippy acidity compared to 2004. Anne says that 2011 is a more European vintage.

1 person found it helpfulSep 27th, 2014
Mark Lindzy

Open over 10 hours after our workday, this older vintage Louvau is still lively on the acid, but darker fruit and a nice spice on the finish. Definitely needs lamb or ribeye.

Open over 10 hours after our workday, this older vintage Louvau is still lively on the acid, but darker fruit and a nice spice on the finish. Definitely needs lamb or ribeye.

Jun 10th, 2015
Mark Lindzy

80yr old vines at this point.
darker color than 2011. Dark black/red fruit and grippy tannins. Minerality shows on the finish. Dried herbs and blackberries. Really beautiful right now.

80yr old vines at this point.
darker color than 2011. Dark black/red fruit and grippy tannins. Minerality shows on the finish. Dried herbs and blackberries. Really beautiful right now.

Sep 27th, 2014
Martin Redmond

Elegant well structured Zin from @DasheCellars. Spiced red fruits. Soft well integrated tannins. Good acidity and very good length!

Elegant well structured Zin from @DasheCellars. Spiced red fruits. Soft well integrated tannins. Good acidity and very good length!

Jan 30th, 2014
Elaine McCarroll

Smooth, easy drinking Zin. Fruit forward.

Smooth, easy drinking Zin. Fruit forward.

Dec 28th, 2018
Katie Journeay

AWM

Dec 22nd, 2018
Ray Vanderhoff

Pleasant red fruit foundation. Not overly jammy and not a “fruit bomb.” Beautiful balance and smooth tannins. Extremely good.

Pleasant red fruit foundation. Not overly jammy and not a “fruit bomb.” Beautiful balance and smooth tannins. Extremely good.

Dec 2nd, 2018
Justin Gingerich

Excellent full body, complex decent tannins. Drink in one day, did not age well overnight.

Excellent full body, complex decent tannins. Drink in one day, did not age well overnight.

Aug 4th, 2017
John Rakes

Robust and assertive. A hallmark Zin.

Robust and assertive. A hallmark Zin.

Jun 19th, 2017
Michelle Baker

Needs some air to blow off h2s, then shows some pure deliciousness, beautiful dark berry fruit, bright acid, definitely has some growth years ahead

Needs some air to blow off h2s, then shows some pure deliciousness, beautiful dark berry fruit, bright acid, definitely has some growth years ahead

Nov 20th, 2016