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Old Vine Zin Lodi Zinfandel

8.7429 ratings
8.69 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
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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
Denis Roudenko

15/20 (86/100)

В целом вполне неплохо, чуть суховато, дымно, ягодно, насыщенно.

15/20 (86/100)

В целом вполне неплохо, чуть суховато, дымно, ягодно, насыщенно.

1 person found it helpfulJul 30th, 2015
David Shaw

Clearance priced at mass market retailer. Inky purple in color. Buttery cough syrup (briar, eucalyptus) with a hint of raisin or prune in nose. Blueberry, blackberry, briar cherry and a hint of prune in mouth, initially with a soapy mouthfeel in finish. Thin flavor profile midway initially but more flavor develops later; good body throughout. Slightly hot aftertaste with minimal bitterness lingering. Not great but acceptable Zin, mostly fruit-forward, true to varietal. Did I mention how cheap this was?

Clearance priced at mass market retailer. Inky purple in color. Buttery cough syrup (briar, eucalyptus) with a hint of raisin or prune in nose. Blueberry, blackberry, briar cherry and a hint of prune in mouth, initially with a soapy mouthfeel in finish. Thin flavor profile midway initially but more flavor develops later; good body throughout. Slightly hot aftertaste with minimal bitterness lingering. Not great but acceptable Zin, mostly fruit-forward, true to varietal. Did I mention how cheap this was?

Dec 4th, 2016
Boris Mathiszik

Impressive Zin, especially in this price range.

Impressive Zin, especially in this price range.

Jun 21st, 2015
Denis Roudenko

15.5/20 (87/100)

15.5/20 (87/100)

Apr 29th, 2015
Rose’s Cafe

Great California Zen. It's really popping with my Almond Roca!

Great California Zen. It's really popping with my Almond Roca!

Mar 1st, 2015
Kyle Doucet-Walter

Exuberant nose filled, with jammy red fruits, pot pourri, fennel seed and nutmeg. Just as spunky on the palate. A bit sweet for my liking though.

Exuberant nose filled, with jammy red fruits, pot pourri, fennel seed and nutmeg. Just as spunky on the palate. A bit sweet for my liking though.

Feb 4th, 2015
Sean K McNeely

Viticulture and Viniculture Assistant at Viña Vik Vineyard, Winery and Hotel

8.3

Ruby red, strawberry and cherry nose that carries over to the palate. Medium body, mellow tannins make this an easy drinker that is a great value at less than 10 bucks.

Ruby red, strawberry and cherry nose that carries over to the palate. Medium body, mellow tannins make this an easy drinker that is a great value at less than 10 bucks.

Feb 3rd, 2015
Denis Roudenko

16/20 (89/100)

16/20 (89/100)

Jul 30th, 2014