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Old Vine Lodi Zinfandel

8.81002 ratings
8.718 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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Jonathan Steeves

On the nose was a toasted cedar plank, red berries and bubble gum. On the palate this vintage offers red and black berries, smoked oak, vanillin. Medium plus acidity, medium minus tannins. Smooth mouthfeel, luscious experience, ruby red colour with a cranberry hue. Perfect pairing for a cedar plank salmon. This vintage is newly released and ready to enjoy. Thanks to Mr Dick Wallingford at Rutherford ranch for the intro. 14% alc. Although I agree with the label, which recommends short ribs, I strongly recommend maple glazed smoked salmon for an excellent pairing.

On the nose was a toasted cedar plank, red berries and bubble gum. On the palate this vintage offers red and black berries, smoked oak, vanillin. Medium plus acidity, medium minus tannins. Smooth mouthfeel, luscious experience, ruby red colour with a cranberry hue. Perfect pairing for a cedar plank salmon. This vintage is newly released and ready to enjoy. Thanks to Mr Dick Wallingford at Rutherford ranch for the intro. 14% alc. Although I agree with the label, which recommends short ribs, I strongly recommend maple glazed smoked salmon for an excellent pairing.

17 people found it helpfulJan 1st, 2015
Matt Guenther

A spicy Zin with a nose of bacon! Thanks, Dr. Hansa!

A spicy Zin with a nose of bacon! Thanks, Dr. Hansa!

7 people found it helpfulAug 1st, 2014
William Leslie

Smokey oak nose. Significant spice that lingers, cigar flavoring and oak overtones. Rich fruit flavors of raspberry and black berry. These fruit flavors do add a touch of sweetness, but it is mild. Low tannins.

Smokey oak nose. Significant spice that lingers, cigar flavoring and oak overtones. Rich fruit flavors of raspberry and black berry. These fruit flavors do add a touch of sweetness, but it is mild. Low tannins.

6 people found it helpfulJun 29th, 2014
Jason Phillips

Smokey flavor with a faint bacon scent and lots of spice. Good Zinfandel for meat dishes. The original vines really make a difference.

Smokey flavor with a faint bacon scent and lots of spice. Good Zinfandel for meat dishes. The original vines really make a difference.

5 people found it helpfulDec 23rd, 2014
John Spears

Better unaerated. Nice woody, campfire tasting wine. Bright fruit balances the wood nicely. Decent aftertaste though short. Fairly dry.

Better unaerated. Nice woody, campfire tasting wine. Bright fruit balances the wood nicely. Decent aftertaste though short. Fairly dry.

5 people found it helpfulMay 20th, 2014
Lyssa Taves

Tastes like the winemaker grilled some fatty pork, scraped the leftover pieces of meat off the grill, blended it with water, and added whiskey.

Tastes like the winemaker grilled some fatty pork, scraped the leftover pieces of meat off the grill, blended it with water, and added whiskey.

3 people found it helpfulJul 27th, 2017
Felicia C

Extremely smoky. Reminds me of barbecued meat a little, which is not the most pleasant as a vegetarian. It's not terrible though.

Extremely smoky. Reminds me of barbecued meat a little, which is not the most pleasant as a vegetarian. It's not terrible though.

2 people found it helpfulMay 16th, 2014
pd cr
6.5

If I found a salmon rotting in a cabin and distilled the air into a wine, this would be that wine.

If I found a salmon rotting in a cabin and distilled the air into a wine, this would be that wine.

1 person found it helpfulJan 27th, 2018
Dominic Cianciola

I kept thinking not for me and then I would put the glass down and then I would get this bitchen flower taste on the finish. I just bought another bottle.😜

I kept thinking not for me and then I would put the glass down and then I would get this bitchen flower taste on the finish. I just bought another bottle.😜

1 person found it helpfulMar 3rd, 2016
Corey Reis

Smells like bacon wrapped, chorizo stuffed dates. Very smokey, cedar planks, definite signs of carbonic maceration. Overly domestically smokey or I would have guessed northern Rhone.

Smells like bacon wrapped, chorizo stuffed dates. Very smokey, cedar planks, definite signs of carbonic maceration. Overly domestically smokey or I would have guessed northern Rhone.

1 person found it helpfulApr 17th, 2015