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Old Vine Zin Lodi Zinfandel

8.71303 ratings
8.914 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
FabFreshandFly

Now this is a BBW. Big on fruit and bold on flavor this old vine Zin was amazing. A steal at $9 bucks. The blackberry, oak, and spice blended perfectly and it was a pleasure to sip. Like a decadent dessert you'll want to take your time with it and enjoy every drop.

Now this is a BBW. Big on fruit and bold on flavor this old vine Zin was amazing. A steal at $9 bucks. The blackberry, oak, and spice blended perfectly and it was a pleasure to sip. Like a decadent dessert you'll want to take your time with it and enjoy every drop.

Apr 3rd, 2018
Antoine Pin

Wine Buyer Kroger/QFC

9.0

There's a lot of crap wine for ten bones and this is NOT one of them!! $8 / 88pts

There's a lot of crap wine for ten bones and this is NOT one of them!! $8 / 88pts

10 people found it helpfulDec 14th, 2013
Tyrone Shaw

Excellent for the price point! Very smooth and opens up really well!

Excellent for the price point! Very smooth and opens up really well!

5 people found it helpfulNov 4th, 2014
Todd Lowans

$9 Target // very nice mouthfeel, a hint of raw vegetable, very jammy and a touch of pepper. Very good wine especially for the price.

$9 Target // very nice mouthfeel, a hint of raw vegetable, very jammy and a touch of pepper. Very good wine especially for the price.

3 people found it helpfulDec 22nd, 2014
Matthew Beninati

Great cheap zin. If you are in a lush mood... this is a solid choice.

Great cheap zin. If you are in a lush mood... this is a solid choice.

2 people found it helpfulDec 17th, 2016
Brian Ager

Smoky blackberry jam, hints of toasted oak and allspice. Well balanced with firm tannins and not too sweet as some Zins are. Paired perfectly with roasted rosemary/smoked paprika chicken and potatoes! ($8) [11/21/16]

Smoky blackberry jam, hints of toasted oak and allspice. Well balanced with firm tannins and not too sweet as some Zins are. Paired perfectly with roasted rosemary/smoked paprika chicken and potatoes! ($8) [11/21/16]

2 people found it helpfulNov 22nd, 2016
Cassidy Stirtz

lascivious something cast and crew afterparty

lascivious something cast and crew afterparty

2 people found it helpfulJun 22nd, 2013
Sarah Blomfield

Wanted something to go with (and in) a pot of chili and this specifically mentioned hearty chili on the label, so it was my choice for the evening. Perfect choice. Best pot of chili I’ve ever made, for starters, and the dark, not-too-spicy-or-too-dry flavors of this wine were a perfect complement. I had a glass waiting on the chili to cook and another with dinner, and both were excellent. Will definitely get this again. Highly recommend.

Wanted something to go with (and in) a pot of chili and this specifically mentioned hearty chili on the label, so it was my choice for the evening. Perfect choice. Best pot of chili I’ve ever made, for starters, and the dark, not-too-spicy-or-too-dry flavors of this wine were a perfect complement. I had a glass waiting on the chili to cook and another with dinner, and both were excellent. Will definitely get this again. Highly recommend.

1 person found it helpfulDec 10th, 2017
Matthew Youngs

Yum. Just a nice drinking Zinfandel. It's a good bargain at the price point. Nom.

Yum. Just a nice drinking Zinfandel. It's a good bargain at the price point. Nom.

1 person found it helpfulOct 3rd, 2016
Maxwell Hall

Sight: pretty thin, maroon to deep reddish purple
Smell: vanilla, cinnamon, new leather, blackberry, raisin
Taste: good body, medium tannin, sweet tobacco, strawberry nutmeg, hickory, sage, blueberry strawberry jam
Opinion: for the price this was a great Zin. Much better than I thought it would be, and great for dinner pairings.

Sight: pretty thin, maroon to deep reddish purple
Smell: vanilla, cinnamon, new leather, blackberry, raisin
Taste: good body, medium tannin, sweet tobacco, strawberry nutmeg, hickory, sage, blueberry strawberry jam
Opinion: for the price this was a great Zin. Much better than I thought it would be, and great for dinner pairings.

1 person found it helpfulMay 3rd, 2016