Once & Future Wines

Oakley Road Vineyard Zinfandel

8.92 ratings
9.21 pro ratings
Contra Costa County, San Francisco Bay, 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
Jay Kline

Popped and poured; served at cellar temp (55°F). Drank alongside the 2017 Teldeschi Vineyard. Both were excellent and yet quite different from one another, really expressing their unique terroir. Very primary right now, the Oakley Road was red fruited: think raspberries, pomegranate, and spices. An extremely pretty version of Zinfandel with sexy aromatics. Lighter in weight than the Teldeschi but just as serious. Long finish. I couldn’t help but wonder how this would evolve if I had another bottle to lay down. I just love how zippy it was.

Popped and poured; served at cellar temp (55°F). Drank alongside the 2017 Teldeschi Vineyard. Both were excellent and yet quite different from one another, really expressing their unique terroir. Very primary right now, the Oakley Road was red fruited: think raspberries, pomegranate, and spices. An extremely pretty version of Zinfandel with sexy aromatics. Lighter in weight than the Teldeschi but just as serious. Long finish. I couldn’t help but wonder how this would evolve if I had another bottle to lay down. I just love how zippy it was.

Jun 20th, 2019
Michael L S

Very good zin from one of the sandland contra costa vineyards. Red fruit profile.

Very good zin from one of the sandland contra costa vineyards. Red fruit profile.

Aug 24th, 2020
Dan Michael

From Joel Peterson, this Contra Costa County Zin is dark and concentrated, packed with dark fruit and very round. For me, it is lacking in acidity so the flavor profile is a bit one dimensional and somewhat flabby. It presents a ton of sweet fruit on the front of the palate which overshadows the wine. Well grown and well made simply not my style.

From Joel Peterson, this Contra Costa County Zin is dark and concentrated, packed with dark fruit and very round. For me, it is lacking in acidity so the flavor profile is a bit one dimensional and somewhat flabby. It presents a ton of sweet fruit on the front of the palate which overshadows the wine. Well grown and well made simply not my style.

Feb 28th, 2022