Oak Ridge Winery

Ancient Vine Lodi Zinfandel

8.865 ratings
7.01 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

Aromas of red ripe fruits and sweet spice. On the palate raspberry and cherry flavors, very jammy. Overly acidic, strong pepper notes, smoky oak finishing with harsh medium tannins. Screams for food. Pass on this big box store wine. Tasting Sample.

Aromas of red ripe fruits and sweet spice. On the palate raspberry and cherry flavors, very jammy. Overly acidic, strong pepper notes, smoky oak finishing with harsh medium tannins. Screams for food. Pass on this big box store wine. Tasting Sample.

Mar 2nd, 2018
Heather Venard

Jammy with some smoke. Easy drinking if you like a full body red, but would also be awesome with food.

Jammy with some smoke. Easy drinking if you like a full body red, but would also be awesome with food.

May 22nd, 2020
Luis Gorbena

This wine suffers from identity crisis. Starts out jammy with bright red fruits, then transitions to a smooth sweet vanilla, and finishes with a peppery spice. Nice velvety texture, worth $10-12 not much more. v2016

This wine suffers from identity crisis. Starts out jammy with bright red fruits, then transitions to a smooth sweet vanilla, and finishes with a peppery spice. Nice velvety texture, worth $10-12 not much more. v2016

Apr 18th, 2020
Lyle Yablonsky

Way to jammy for me

Way to jammy for me

Apr 14th, 2020
Kerry Loughran

easy to drink and 11.99. total wine. sweetish.

easy to drink and 11.99. total wine. sweetish.

Apr 11th, 2020
Matthew Korzelius

Nose: Strawberry hard candy, blueberry, sweet pipe tobacco, black licorice

Palate: Less complex upon taste. Full and round while not overtly tannic, lots of ripe fruit, dark berries, nice moderate touch of acid balancing out its jammy characteristics.

Nose: Strawberry hard candy, blueberry, sweet pipe tobacco, black licorice

Palate: Less complex upon taste. Full and round while not overtly tannic, lots of ripe fruit, dark berries, nice moderate touch of acid balancing out its jammy characteristics.

Apr 3rd, 2020
Keith Rider

It was rated #1 Zinfandel at Total Wine and they weren’t kidding. The best Zinfandel I have ever tried.

It was rated #1 Zinfandel at Total Wine and they weren’t kidding. The best Zinfandel I have ever tried.

Mar 26th, 2020
Krista Clark

Very good for $13 @ Total Wines & more

Very good for $13 @ Total Wines & more

Feb 27th, 2020
Michael Amoruso

Big black and purple fruits. Almost no acidity.

Big black and purple fruits. Almost no acidity.

Feb 2nd, 2020
Mary Christoph

Very very deep zin, but with a bit of sweetness

Very very deep zin, but with a bit of sweetness

Aug 18th, 2019