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Old Vine Zin Lodi Zinfandel

8.71762 ratings
8.823 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
Sipping Fine Wine

Deep Ruby, purple hues, aromas of berry fruits and spicy notes. On the palate flavors of cherry and plum with black pepper spice. Medium finish, firm tannins ending with fruit and oaky spice. Drink now no aging benefit.

Deep Ruby, purple hues, aromas of berry fruits and spicy notes. On the palate flavors of cherry and plum with black pepper spice. Medium finish, firm tannins ending with fruit and oaky spice. Drink now no aging benefit.

Dec 10th, 2022
Sipping Fine Wine

Deep Ruby with aromas of dark berry fruits and spice for this off-dry Zin. On the palate jammy ripe blackberry and blueberry fruit with rustic spice and a bit of sweetness. Soft tannins, medium finish ending with a spice pepper tang.

Deep Ruby with aromas of dark berry fruits and spice for this off-dry Zin. On the palate jammy ripe blackberry and blueberry fruit with rustic spice and a bit of sweetness. Soft tannins, medium finish ending with a spice pepper tang.

Sep 21st, 2019
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

15 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
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]

3 people found it helpfulNov 22nd, 2016
Darin Neugebauer

Smell of rotting wood with hint of dark chocolate smooth on palate with dark cherry taste and slight pepper finish

Smell of rotting wood with hint of dark chocolate smooth on palate with dark cherry taste and slight pepper finish

3 people found it helpfulJul 29th, 2016
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
Cassidy Stirtz

lascivious something cast and crew afterparty

lascivious something cast and crew afterparty

2 people found it helpfulJun 22nd, 2013
Kathy Delaney

Kathy had this 2 years ago

Kathy had this 2 years ago

1 person found it helpfulMar 20th, 2021