Oak Ridge Winery

Ancient Vine Lodi Zinfandel

8.9429 ratings
8.88 pro ratings
Lodi, Central Valley, California, USA
Zinfandel
Top Notes For
Zane Fralick

Production Terra D'Oro Winery

9.4

Gorgeous velvety texture. Great legs, awesome color and deep red. Mild tannins, raspberry, plum, light jammy without sweet...small mint and tobacco aftertaste. Mild dryness...perfect!

Gorgeous velvety texture. Great legs, awesome color and deep red. Mild tannins, raspberry, plum, light jammy without sweet...small mint and tobacco aftertaste. Mild dryness...perfect!

3 people found it helpfulJul 1st, 2015
James Gourley

Uninspiring. The zin fruit is there but there's no structure, maybe due to low acidity. The whole thing starts flabby and then falls apart. Not terrible but wouldn't buy again.

Uninspiring. The zin fruit is there but there's no structure, maybe due to low acidity. The whole thing starts flabby and then falls apart. Not terrible but wouldn't buy again.

2 people found it helpfulJul 22nd, 2015
Sofia Horvath

Nice!

Nice!

1 person found it helpfulAug 7th, 2014
Wendy Mitchell

Yummy Zin!

Yummy Zin!

1 person found it helpfulApr 3rd, 2014
Jeff Douglass

Great zin. Bold and smooth.

Great zin. Bold and smooth.

1 person found it helpfulMar 26th, 2014
Lesa Gough

Tasty Cali Zin, great value.

Tasty Cali Zin, great value.

1 person found it helpfulMar 12th, 2014
Mark Salinas

Owner World and Wine Getaways

8.7

Deep Ruby in color in the glass. Medium body with some pepper and spice on the palate. A good value for this wine.

Deep Ruby in color in the glass. Medium body with some pepper and spice on the palate. A good value for this wine.

Jul 30th, 2016
Matt Trader, TWP

For under $15, this little zinfandel is a delicious red wine! Spanish cedar and tobacco nose, medium acidity and body, and racy dark cherries, vanilla, raspberry, light brown baking spices, and a very smooth finish. I'm not usually a zinfandel fan, but it is an art piece of sweet fruits, tannin integration, and ample, yet conservative acidity making it both a great dinner wine, or one to enjoy by itself on a Monday evening.
I did pair this with a recipe of mine:

Wild hog chops, seasoned in rosemary, garlic, lemon, pepper, salt, drizzled with a sauce of zinfandel red wine reduction, mushrooms, red onion, garlic, and baked yukon gold potatoes as a side.
Perfect pairing for a slightly gamey meat.

For under $15, this little zinfandel is a delicious red wine! Spanish cedar and tobacco nose, medium acidity and body, and racy dark cherries, vanilla, raspberry, light brown baking spices, and a very smooth finish. I'm not usually a zinfandel fan, but it is an art piece of sweet fruits, tannin integration, and ample, yet conservative acidity making it both a great dinner wine, or one to enjoy by itself on a Monday evening.
I did pair this with a recipe of mine:

Wild hog chops, seasoned in rosemary, garlic, lemon, pepper, salt, drizzled with a sauce of zinfandel red wine reduction, mushrooms, red onion, garlic, and baked yukon gold potatoes as a side.
Perfect pairing for a slightly gamey meat.

Feb 23rd, 2016
Cory Fierro

Perfectly Acceptable Zinfandel

Perfectly Acceptable Zinfandel

Aug 25th, 2015
Gustavo Martin

This is such a barbecue wine! A full american palate wine! Smoked flavors and intense balck fruit! A perfect pairing with pork ribs!

This is such a barbecue wine! A full american palate wine! Smoked flavors and intense balck fruit! A perfect pairing with pork ribs!

Aug 21st, 2014